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Researchers relied on three typing methods to define two Yersinia pestis sub-populations that largely cluster by elevation in plague-prone regions of Uganda.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bulldog Bio will have the exclusive rights to sell many of Nippon Genetics Europe's electrophoresis and cell biology products to researchers in the US under an agreement announced today.

"With this technology and the team that developed it now part of Agilent, we can expand our reach in the pharmaceutical and clinical mass spec markets," an Agilent official said of the Biocius purchase.

Shimadzu denied infringing the patents, but it agreed to discontinue sales of the MultiNA system in the US.

Life Tech's Genetic Systems division, which includes DNA sequencing, applied genomics, and HLA diagnostics, generated $219 million in revenue during the quarter, up 3 percent over the same period last year.

Recent Research Papers of Note

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Included are a large-scale study of the human kinome, and a description of a database combining ETD spectra and protein sequence databases for peptide identification.

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Nonlinear Dynamics, GE Healthcare, InVitria

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Sequencing-Related US Patents Granted March 4 – April 2

Recent Research Papers of Note

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Included is a paper describing a new tool for de novo peptide sequencing using gapped peptides, and a study describing how to perform collision-induced dissociation on quadrupole time-of-flight MS not originally designed for such purposes.

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Bruker, NextGen, Sigma-Aldrich, Bio-Rad, Waters, Pressure BioSciences, PSI, Xencor, Pfizer

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Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.

Bill Gates tells the Telegraph that bioterrorism is a serious risk.

The March for Science is to take place tomorrow, and supporters are tapping their creative energies to create placards to carry.

CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.