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Sciex P/ACE MDQ Plus Capillary Electrophoresis System

Sciex has introduced the P/ACE MDQ Plus capillary electrophoresis system. This next-generation CE platform is ideal for the separation and quantitation of charged and polar analytes; is easier to use and maintain than prior-generation CE systems; and features modular detectors for flexible research, methods development, and rugged routine use, Sciex said. The system is configured standard with a programmable UV/Vis detector, capillary thermoregulation with recirculating liquid, sample temperature control, and a 36 x 36 buffer array for automated methods optimization.

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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.