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Waters this week introduced its Xevo G2 Tof mass spectrometer with UPLC/MS and QuanTof technology.

A benchtop device, the Xevo G2 Tof is a lower-end version of the company's Xevo G2 QTof instrument, and offers sensitive, exact mass quantitative and qualitative performance powered by its QuanTof technology, which combines a high field pusher and dual stage reflectron with a novel ion detection system, the company said.


Syngene this week launched its new GeneSys imaging acquisition software, developed to allow researchers to read 1D, 2D, and multiplex gels using the company's G:BOX and Dyversity systems.

Using a database of recommended conditions for a wide variety of commercially available DNA, RNA, and protein dyes, the software suggests optimal lighting and filters for reading, which it then adjusts automatically for improved reading of gels, the company said.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.