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Orchid BioSciences Lands DNA Testing Contract with Norway

NEW YORK, July 16 - Orchid BioSciences today announced a contract with Norway to provide DNA testing services for immigrants coming to that country.


The contract is for 18 months with an option to renew for an additional year. Financial details were not provided.


The company already provides similar services to the United Kingdom in a three-year contract signed in 2002.


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.