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Agencourt Opens New Headquarters; Plans to Expand Workforce

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Agencourt Bioscience today opened its new headquarters in Beverly, Mass., and announced plans to expand its current 80-person workforce to approximately 100 people by the end of 2004.

 

The new 30,000 square-foot facility more than doubles the size of Agencourt's previous facility, the company said.

 

Agencourt said its relocation and expansion are being driven by the $27.2 million grant it received last fall from the National Human Genome Research Institute to serve as one of five NHGRI-funded large-scale sequencing centers.

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.