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MNG Laboratories Xpress Actionable Epilepsy Panel

MNG Laboratories has announced the commercial launch of its MNG Xpress Actionable Epilepsy panel, a DNA-sequencing assay that uses a standard capture hybridization method to sequence the coding regions of exons. The panel contains a targeted list of 69 epilepsy and seizure-related genes that the company claims are immediately actionable via seizures, pharmacological interventions, and dietary changes. In addition, the panel has a guaranteed turnaround time of less than two weeks for results.   

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.