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NCI Strikes Deal to Access Celera s Databases

NEW YORK, July 9 - Celera Genomics and the National Cancer Institute have entered into an agreement of understanding for NCI's use of Celera's databases, the organizations announced Monday.

The signed memorandum of understanding outlines the terms and conditions for individual NCI investigators to choose to purchase access to Celera's Discovery System, including analytical tools and databases such as the fruit fly, human, and mouse genomes.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

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.