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HairDx Signs Up Dominican Distributor

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – HairDx today said that it has signed up a distributor in the Dominican Republic for its genetic baldness tests.

The firm said that the Skin and Hair Transplant Institute of Santo Domingo will introduce the tests in the country. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"The genetic tests made by HairDX … give important information about responsiveness to patients considering Finasteride treatment," Alba Reyes Sagiv, who runs the institute, said in a statement.

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.