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Applied Biosystems Plans to Launch Human Linkage Mapping Set in 05

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems next year will launch a new 4-K human linkage mapping set for its SNPlex genotyping system, which will run on both its 3130 series genetic analyzers and 3730 DNA analyzers.


According to the company, the new linkage mapping set is a high-density, SNP-based solution for family-based linkage analysis.

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.