Mass spectrometers are not the only large proteomics instruments to be shrinking in size these days: The equivalent of a giant synchrotron light source used in high-throughput protein structure determination can now fit on a laboratory desktop, according to Palo Alto, Calif. start-up Lyncean Technologies.

Lyncean, founded in 2001 by Stanford professor Ronald Ruth and two staff members from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, developed the technology based on research that Ruth conducted at Stanford, where he is now on a part-time leave of absence.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

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