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Agilent this week introduced its AdvanceBio Peptide Mapping BioHPLC and ZORBAX RRHD 300-HILIC columns for the analysis of proteins, monoclonal antibodies, peptides and additional biologics.

According to the company, the columns allow for peptide mapping at two to three times the speed of conventional fully porous HPLC columns.


Thermo Fisher Scientific said this week that a number of its chromatography systems are now compatible with Waters' Empower Chromatography Data Software.

The compatible equipment includes the company's Dionex ICS-900, ICS-1100, and ICS-1600 systems as well as the Dionex ERC 10 Eluent Regeneration Controller, the Dionex UltiMate 3000 rapid separation thermostatted open autosampler, the UltiMate 3000 quaternary rapid separation pump with extended pressure range, and the Dionex Corona ultra RS charged aerosol detector.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.