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Bruker RapifleX MALDI-TOF/TOF

Bruker has launched the RapifleX MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer. With its redesigned, next-generation TOF/TOF ion optics, the RapifleX system now offers significantly higher speed, mass resolution, and mass accuracy, Bruker said. The system integrates a novel, 10-kHz "smartbeam" 3D scanning laser design for improved spatial resolution, image contrast ,and quality; and a new ion source for superior robustness and throughput in pathology research, the company noted. The system is also well suited for detailed protein characterization in life science research and biopharmaceutical laboratories, Bruker said.

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Rare Genetic Disease Partnership

A public-private partnership plans to speed the development of gene therapies for rare genetic diseases, Stat News writes.

Approval Sought for Alzheimer's Drug

The Wall Street Journal reports Eli Lilly has initiated a rolling submission to the US Food and Drug Administration to seek approval for its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

DNA Barcoding Paper Retracted

Science reports that a 2014 DNA barcoding paper was retracted after a co-author brought up data validity concerns.

Nature Papers Present Genomic Analysis of Bronze Age Mummies, Approach to Study Host-Pathogen Interactions

In Nature this week: analysis finds Tarim mummies had local genetic origin, and more.