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Ambion Grants AcroMetrix License to Its Armored Technology

NEW YORK, May 9 (GenomeWeb News) - Ambion has granted AcroMetrix the right to manufacture products incorporating its Armored nucleic acid packaging technology and distribute then to in vitro diagnostic laboratories and manufacturers, the company said last week.


According to Ambion, the technology involves putting nucleic acids in bacteriophage coat proteins to protect and stabilize RNA and DNA.


Specific terms of the deal withwere not disclosed.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.