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Febit has launched a human cancer biochip for sequence capture with its HybSelect technology. The catalog chip includes 115 genes known to be associated with common types of cancer. The company also plans to launch a 2-megabase exon cancer biochip this summer and a 30-megabase biochip next year.

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.