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Invitrogen to Supply Reagents for Solexa's Genome Analyzer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Invitrogen and Solexa have signed an OEM agreement in which Invitrogen will supply reagents for Solexa's soon-to-be-released sequencing technology, the companies said today.
Specifically, Invitrogen will supply most of the reagents for Solexa's sequencing, gene expression, and small RNA analysis kits, which will be used with the Solexa Genome Analysis System, the companies said.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
In a statement today, Solexa said it is currently taking orders for the new system and expects to begin broadly shipping the platform this fall.

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.