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DVS Sciences this week introduced its CyTOF 2 Mass Cytometer instrument, an updated version of its original CyTOF mass cytometer. The company also introduced new MaxPar Panel Kits for use with the instrument.

The CyTOF 2 has the ability to simultaneously measure up to 120 biomarkers in single cells at a rate of 1,000 cells per second, the company said.


Biognosys this week launched its SkinDig100 assay panel for the quantification of 100 proteins in human skin biopsies and keratinocyte cell culture samples.

The panel uses multiple-reaction monitoring mass spec to quantify the proteins, which represent functional areas including differentiation, oxidative stress response, apoptosis inhibition as well as many other areas relevant to skin metabolism and a wide range of diseases, 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.