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New England Biolabs NEBNext Ultra II FS DNA Library Prep Kit

New England Biolabs has launched the NEBNext Ultra II FS Library Prep Kit for enzyme-based DNA fragmentation and library preparation for next-generation sequencing. The kit combines fragmentation, end repair, and dA-tailing in a single tube. Input DNA amounts can range from 100 picograms to 0.5 micrograms and library preparation can be completed in 2.5 hours, with less than 15 minutes of hands-on time. The kit is also available with SPRISelect beads for size selection and cleanup steps.

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.