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The team's method utilizes two plasmids that produce DNA fragments from 50 to 1,000 bp, and are available through the nonprofit organization AddGene.

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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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.