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Thermo Fisher this week launched its new Pierce TiO2 Phosphopeptide Enrichment and Clean-Up Kit for the preparation of phosphoprotein samples for mass spec analysis.

The kit includes reagents for 24 samples including TiO2 Spin Tips, which the company said can recover up to 300 micrograms of phosphopeptide with greater than 90 percent selectivity.


AMS Biotechnology this week announced it now offers over 4,000 full length affinity-purified human proteins expressed in HEK293 cells and derived using human cDNA clones.

All proteins are guaranteed to be greater than 80 percent pure and are available in small trial sizes with rapid development of larger quantities also available, the company said.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.