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Exiqon has added 235 pre-validated MiRcury LNA Universal RT microRNA qPCR assays.

With the introduction, the company said it now offers 1,731 pre-validated qPCR assays for human, mouse, and rat microRNAs.


Sigma-Aldrich has launched more than 10,000 Mission 3' UTR Lenti GoClones, which can be used for miRNA target validation.

According to the company, the target-reporter system combines SwitchGear Genomics’ reporter assay expertise with Sigma's lentiviral technology to provide ready-to-use vectors that can be used in a variety of cell types, including primary cells.

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.