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InstantLabs InstantID Atlantic Blue Crab DNA Verification Test

InstantLabs has launched the InstantID Atlantic Blue Crab DNA verification test to help wholesalers and distributors validate the authenticity of a crab meat sample in approximately two hours. The new test was developed through a partnership with the University of Guelph, and runs on InstantLabs' Hunter Real-Time PCR instrument, as well as other PCR systems, InstantLabs said. It is also the first of several planned seafood species identification assays from the company to help the seafood industry address fraud. InstantLabs said it will develop InstantID tests for snapper, catfish, grouper, and tilapia throughout 2015.

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.