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Roche this week launched its Complete His-Tag purification column for purifying histidine-tagged proteins from cell lysates.

The column uses Roche's nickel-chelate chemistry and is compatible with commonly used reducing agents, metalloproteinase inhibiting reagents, and different buffer and salt environments allowing researchers to choose optimal conditions, the company said. Additionally, the columns require no buffer exchange or resin recharging following purification.

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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.