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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 for Mar 5, 2009

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Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research Mar 5, 2009

The World of DIY Bio

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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.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.