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Waters has released its XBridge Protein BEH SEC Columns for size-based separations of protein-based biotherapeutics.

Intended for analyzing proteins and other biomolecules ranging in molecular weight from 10,000 Da to 1,.5 million Da, the columns are designed to operate at higher flow rates and pressures than traditional silica-based SEC columns, the company said.


Thermo Fisher Scientific this week launched its Q Exactive Focus LC-MS/MS system.

Aimed primarily at the small molecule and applied markets, the instrument offers up to 70,000 resolution and scan speed up to 12 Hz.

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NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.