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SoftGenetics' GeneMarker

SoftGenetics has updated its GeneMarker Human Identify software to include allele-specific stutter filters and alternative labeling options for peaks in the stochastic range on electropherograms. The updated GeneMarker HID also includes a new contamination checking tool that detects both profile-to-profile and database-to-profile contamination within a dataset. The contamination checker uses parameters such as type of comparison, percent similarity, and null marker tolerance.

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.