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Genetworx Gets CAP Accreditation

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetworx announced Thursday that it has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists for its clinical lab in Glen Allen, Va.

The firm offers genetic testing services and provides physicians with clinically referenced information to facilitate individualized treatment plans based on a patient's DNA. Its portfolio includes tests targeting variations in cytochrome P450 2C19, cytochrome P450 2C9 and VKORC1, cytochrome P450 2D6, and others

Genetworx is now both CLIA certified and CAP accredited for clinical sample processing of buccal swab samples for genotyping of drug-metabolizing enzymes and thrombophilia risk factors.

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.