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Researchers plan to develop a device that supports nucleic acid sequencing and protein sequencing using plasmonic nanostructures.

A Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine team found that certain protein factors come together to form a central anchor, holding together loops of DNA.

According to the group, this edition of the project will focus on determining the limitations of various protein sequencing techniques -- in particular the sensitivity of various assays for obtaining or assigning sequences in N-terminal regions.

While Pittcon historically has been the venue of choice for debuting new proteomics tools, major vendors this year focused on applied markets, earlier instrument launches, and the newly cash-rich NIH.

The Umbrella Institute


The Hunter Medical Research Institute was started to bring together biomedical and clinical scientists — and the results have been so positive that it has become a model for how to accomplish translational research.

At ABRF’s annual conference this week, its various research groups presented preliminary results from their studies. One study found that clinical labs had trouble detecting PSA using standard ELISAs, which to some degree was a validation of proteomics.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.