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GE Healthcare this week announced it has added single-use plastic bed supports to its AxiChrom chromatography column platform.

The new supports are designed for use in potentially corrosive conditions, particularly for work with high chloride concentrations at low pH. The bed supports are compatible with all AxiChrom columns and have the same level of regulatory compliance as the columns themselves, the company said.


Pressure BioSciences this week launched sales of its Shredder SG3 sample prep instrument.

The Shredder SG3 is a portable mechanical system for breaking apart difficult-to-disrupt tissue and organism samples that the company said can be used for a variety of life science sample prep applications.

The Scan

Cell Atlas of Human Lung Development Gives View of Developing Airway

Researchers have generated a cell atlas of human lung development, which they report in Cell.

Study Finds Costs of Genome Sequencing May Limit Utility in Routine Care

Researchers report in the European Journal of Human Genetics that genome sequencing for rare disease diagnoses currently has similar benefits as less expensive exome analysis.

Study Suggests Nursing Mother's Diet Can Impact Offspring's Gut Microbiome

A new Cell Host and Microbe paper finds that mice whose mothers were fed a low-fiber diet during nursing experience lasting microbiota dysbiosis and increased obesity.

Study Links Genetic Risk for ADHD With Alzheimer's Disease

A higher polygenic risk score for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is also linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, a new study in Molecular Psychiatry finds.