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Arrays Come of Age

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Just a couple of years ago, you couldn’t pass through a crowded hallway at an array conference without hearing that dreaded word: reproducibility. Now, it seems that arrays are finally coming into their own — according to a GenomeWeb survey sent out to microarray users in February, fewer than a third of respondents thought reproducibility was much of a problem. Cost, though, remains prohibitive, according to our survey data. Below are some of the highlights of our microarray snapshot.

What are the organisms you would most like to study using a chip? Most popular responses:

Arabidopsis

C. elegans

Cow

Dog

Drosophila

E. coli

Human

Maize

Monkey

Mouse

Pig

Rabbit

Rat

Rhesus macaque

Rice

Soybean

Yeast

Zebrafish

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.