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Mayo Foundation in Deal to Purchase Tm Biosciences Genetic Tests

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - The Mayo Foundation has agreed to purchase Tm Bioscience's line of genetic tests under a five-year "master purchase" agreement, the company said today.


Under the agreement, Mayo will buy Tm's Tag-It Mutation Detection Kit for the cystic fibrosis gene CFTR, and will be able to buy additional tests from Tm as they are commercialized.


Mayo's Medical Laboratories and Molecular Genetics Laboratory will use the test, the company said.  It follows a September agreement in which the Mayo Foundation purchased the Tag-It P450-2D6 test from Tm.

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.