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Spectral Genomics Acquires License to Affymetrix Patents for DNA Arrays

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Spectral Genomics said today that it has acquired a license to certain Affymetrix patents that will be used in the manufacture and sale of spotted DNA arrays to the research market.

 

Spectral Genomics said the license supports its Spectral Chip and Constitutional Chip BAC (bacterial artificial chromosome) arrrays, as well as its Genomic Profiling service business.

 

Terms of the licensing 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.