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Qiagen HPV Test to be Used in Mexican Screening Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen today said that the Mexican Public Health Agency is launching a human papillomavirus screening program that will include the use of its Digene molecular HPV assay.
The agency will cover the cost of the test, which will be used to screen low-income women in the country between the ages of 35 and 65. During the first phase of the screening program, which will begin this month, more than 200,000 women in the 125 lowest-income counties are expected to be offered the HPV test along with a traditional Pap smear, said Qiagen.
Qiagen estimated that an estimated 6 million women will be eligible for the testing program in Mexico once it is rolled out on a national scale.

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.