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Sciex and Metabolon Lipidyzer Platform

Sciex and Metabolon have launched the Lipidyzer Platform, the first product resulting from a multi-year collaboration between the companies. The Lipidyzer enables scientists to rapidly identify and quantify more than 1,000 lipid molecular species and is expected to play a role in researching diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders. The platform features proprietary SelexION technology for lipid separation, delivering highly accurate and sensitive quantitation across many common lipid classes, the companies said.

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And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.