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The latest version of the chimpanzee genome is now available here via the University of California, Santa Cruz's Genome Browser FTP server. The October 2010 assembly was produced by the Chimpanzee Sequencing and Analysis Consortium. It covers about 97 percent of the genome to 6-fold coverage with an N50 contig length of 44 kilobases and 33,990 supercontigs with an N50 of 8.4 megabases.



Genewiz
, a provider of Sanger sequencing services, has launched GeneGroup, a new online account management system. According to the company, it features accessible, secure, user-friendly functions for lab group account management and enables labs to set-up and track projects, manage users, view history, and track spending.
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.