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Mayo Medical Laboratories said this week that it has begun offering mass spec-based serum thyroglobulin testing using SISCAPA technology.

Mayo has licensed the SISCAPA technology from SISCAPA Assay Technologies, which it uses to measure the thyroid cancer tumor marker Tg in cases where autoantibody interference make standard immunoassays ineffective.


Thermo Fisher said this week that its new version 1.12 Thermo Scientific Dionex Instrument Integration for Empower software allows for use of Thermo Scientific Dionex Corona Veo charged aerosol detectors and Thermo Scientific Dionex UltiMate 3000 ECD-3000RS electrochemical detectors with Waters' Empower Chromatography Data System.

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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.