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EntroGen Colorectal Cancer Panel, Thyroid Cancer Mutation and Fusion Gene Detection Kits

EntroGen has launched its Colorectal Cancer panel, Thyroid Cancer Mutation Analysis kit, and Thyroid Cancer Fusion Gene Detection kit. The panel is a PCR-based, highly multiplexed assay that allows consumers to screen or 50 somatic mutations in oncogenes associated with colorectal cancer tumors (KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, and AKT). It is compatible with formalin fixed paraffin embedded and fresh frozen tissue. The Thyroid Cancer Mutation Analysis kit and Thyroid Cancer Fusion Gene Detection kit are multiplexed PCR-based assays that prevent unnecessary surgeries due to indeterminate cytology specimens, the company said. The mutation analysis kit detects point mutations in BRAF, KRAS, NRAS, and HRAS is isolated DNA. The fusion gene detection kit detects the chromosomal translocation RET/PTC1, and PAX8/PPARy in RNA. These kits are compatible with FFPE, fine needle aspiration, and fresh frozen samples. All three products have received the CE-IVD mark.

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.