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In Cell this week: proteomic and metabolomic analysis of blood from COVID-19 patients, change in phosphorylation with infection, and more.

In Science this week: mass spectrometric analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, and more.

In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic study of human brain development, metabolomic analysis of fruit flies, and more.

Last week's SynBioBeta conference was indicative of the high degree of interest in the synthetic bio space from omics research tool vendors.

The partners plan to develop a number of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry methods for clinical research applications.

The company announced the collaborations this week in conjunction with the annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference in Atlanta.

In PNAS this week: blood plasma lipidome analysis of Ebola patients, genome organization of the malaria-causing parasite, and more.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.

Otzi gastrointestinal tract.

An analysis of stomach and gastrointestinal samples suggests the Iceman munched on a high-fat diet of ibex, red deer, and einkorn plants before his final hike.

Using omics and other data, researchers performed  network analyses that pointed to interactions between human herpesviruses and other Alzheimer's disease risk factors.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.