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Thermo Fisher Scientific VetMax Xeno Internal Positive Control

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the VetMax Xeno Internal Positive control under its Applied Biosystems brand. The synthetic reagent is available in multiple formats to integrate into different laboratory PCR workflows. It was previously available as part of a kit, but is now a standalone product that can be used with the VetMax line as well as diagnostic tests developed by individual laboratories. The Xeno IPC reduces the number of false-negative results, which can be particularly costly in the agricultural and animal health spaces.

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.