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New Products: Illumina’s TruSeq Amplicon - Cancer Panel

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Illumina has launched the TruSeq Amplicon — Cancer Panel, a multiplexed panel for sequencing hundreds of cancer loci.

The company said that the panel can detect mutations below five percent frequency, even in difficult samples such as formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples.

The panel is now available for order now and will begin shipping in April.

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.