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Agilent, Picometrics to Integrate Fluorescence and Electrophoresis Technologies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Agilent Technologies and Picometrics will integrate their electrophoresis and fluorescence technologies, and Picometrics will market the integrated tool through a value-added reseller agreement, Agilent said today.
 
Under the agreement, Picometrics’ laser-induced fluorescence detector will be available to maintain temperature control inside of Agilent’s capillary electrophoresis cassette.
 
Agilent said the integrated unit will be useful to detect proteins, peptides, carbohydrates, amino acids, and oligonucleotides.

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Purnell Choppin Dies

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The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.