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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.

The partners plan to commercialize the system called Gly-Q for applications such as biotherapeutic cell line development. 

While the technology is not meant to replace mass spectrometry-based methods of PTM analysis, its developers said that it does offer a quicker, easier, and cheaper method to visualize modified proteins. Further, they added, the technology may eventually be used to develop diagnostic tools for diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cancer.

Analyze This Proteome

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Two main technologies vie for the top protein analysis method spot. GT looks at the latest and greatest approaches for studying proteins.

Funding Update

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Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research

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Cloning in the kitchen? Sandra Porter checks out the DIYbio group and finds some great principles and some not-so-great biology.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.