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NuGen, Qiagen Pen Collaboration for RNA Amplification, Analysis

NEW YORK, May 3 (GenomeWeb News) - NuGen Technologies and Qiagen have penned a co-marketing alliance to create a series of joint applications for RNA amplification and analysis.


The agreement is aimed at providing researchers with the means to isolate, amplify, fragment, and label RNA for research and molecular diagnostic ends.


Details of the deal 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.