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Clontech Acquisition Tops List of Most-Read GenomeWeb News Stories for Week Ended July 8

NEW YORK, July 11 (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading each week? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, July 8.


1. Japanese Biotech Takara Buys BD's Clontech Unit for $60M (from July 5)

2. Invitrogen is First Licensee Under ABI's 'Expanded' PCR Licensing Program (from July 5)

3. SGX Awarded $48.5 Million from NIH for Protein Structure Initiative Efforts (from July 4)

4. Castell to Retire from GE Healthcare; French Joins Sirna; Nanosphere Hires Shipp; Cash, Gene Codes Awarded Humanitarian Citation; and Others (from July 6)

5. Blue Heron to Supply Genes to Venter's New Synthetic Genomics Company (from July 7)


[This new GenomeWeb News feature will appear Monday mornings, or Tuesday if Monday falls on a US holiday. - Ed.]

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.