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In Brief This Week: Mitomics, Sterling Pathology National Laboratories; J. Craig Venter Institute, CLC Bio; LabCorp

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mitomics said this week it has entered into a sales and marketing deal with Sterling Pathology National Laboratories covering Mitomics' Prostate Core Mitomic Test. Sterling will make the test available throughout the US on a non-exclusive basis. Further terms were not disclosed.

The J. Craig Venter Institute has extended its site license agreement with CLC Bio through 2017. JCVI has used CLC Bio's enterprise platform since 2009 including for its work as part of the Human Microbiome Project.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings said its Biorepository has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists. LabCorp opened the Biorepository in 2009 and offers well-annotated, consented specimens for biomarker discovery research.

In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

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.