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New England Biolabs's NEBNext Library Quant Kit for Illumina

New England Biolabs has launched its NEBNext Library Quant Kit for Illumina, a qPCR-based kit for accurate next-generation sequencing library quantitation. It includes a concentrated Library Dilution Buffer and ROX, a reference dye used for normalization with some qPCR instruments. A single extension time is required for all libraries, regardless of insert size, said NEB.

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.