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Using consumer taste ratings, genomics, and metabolomics, researchers are starting to catalog genetic variants behind tasty tomatoes.

Phenomenex, a privately held manufacturer of consumables for the separation sciences, will operate as a standalone business and will retain its brand. 

Researchers created a method to identify individual humans using proteins found in hair, correlating single amino acid polymorphisms to non-synonymous SNPs.

Researchers tracked one individual's brain imaging patterns, physical features, blood metabolomics, gene expression, and more.

The firms will share instrument control drivers for chromatographic equipment and expertise to integrate their respective hardware and software.

The company sold the technology and assets to Edge BioSystems as part of an ongoing effort to divest legacy non-core businesses and product lines.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ancient steppe bison mitochondrial genome, proteomic study of Sauvignon Blanc grapes, and more.

Waters has signed an instrument control agreement with Agilent and recognized Chang Gung University as a Center of Innovation Partner.

Through unbiased and targeted metabolite testing on urine samples from thousands of individuals in the US and the UK, researchers have narrowed in on urine compounds that coincide with body mass index.

PerkinElmer's liquid and gas chromatography portfolio will be standardized on Waters' Empower Software.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.