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Homeland Security Clears Cepheid s GeneXpert System for Anti-Terror Work

NEW YORK, Mar. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid said today that the US Department of Homeland Security has certified its GeneXpert System as a "qualified anti-terrorism technology."


The designation is based on guidelines stipulated in Congress' Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002.


The GeneXpert System uses high-throughput RT-PCR technology to identify targeted nucleic acid sequences.

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.