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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.

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Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.