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Agilent 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/Q-TOF MS System and Peptide Plus Column

Agilent Technologies has released a new mass spectrometry instrument designed for biomolecule characterization in drug development research. The research-grade 6545XT AdvanceBio pairs high-performance liquid chromatography with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spec and the firm's data-analysis tools. Agilent has also optimized the instrument for profiling intact proteins, mapping peptides, and identifying post-translational modifications. The firm also launched the new Peptide Plus LC column for peptide separations, incorporating superficially porous particle technology.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.