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DNA Software PanelPlex

DNA Software has released PanelPlex, a cloud-based product designed to aid with multiplexing of molecular diagnostics for infectious disease. Customers may use the product directly through cloud computing, or may opt to have DNA Software conduct design work using the product. Features of the product include automated assay design for a particular species among a panel of its variants and its near neighbors; wet-lab-validated results; and inclusivity and exclusivity "panels" for diagnostic quality design, according to the company's website.

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.