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Quanta, IDT Ink Assay Manufacturing Deal


Quanta Biosciences said this week that it has signed a deal under which its custom microRNA-quantification assays will be manufactured by Integrated DNA Technologies.

Quanta said IDT will produce the assays and supply them through an online catalog directly to customers.

Additional terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

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.