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GNF Buys a Human cDNA Collection from OriGene

NEW YORK, March 9 (GenomeWeb News) - The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation has purchased a human cDNA clone collection from OriGene Technologies, OriGene said today.

 

The library contains over 20,000 non-redundant full-length human cDNA clones, covering 65 to 80 percent of all predicted human cDNAs, according to the Rockville, Md.-based company.

 

GNF will use the collection for in-house high-throughput research.

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.