tandem mass tagging

Scientists from Kyoto University designed reagents that labeled proteins only in the presence of zinc ions for later analysis by mass spec.

The work is part of the European Union's £6.99 million DENAMIC research project, which aims to develop tools for monitoring the neurotoxic effects of environmental pollutants on the cognitive skills and development of children.

Proteome Sciences plans to market the workflows as a discovery service performed out of its ISO-certified Frankfurt laboratory and will also use them to develop proprietary biomarker panels that it will commercialize for research and, eventually, clinical use.

In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.