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Eastern Michigan University Plans to Offer MS in Bioinformatics

NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Eastern Michigan University is preparing to offer a new masters of science program in bioinformatics beginning in 2005, news website reported last week.


According to, the first students in the program were admitted last fall through EMU's individualized studies program, while the masters program was under review. The bioinformatics program received the approval of the Board of Regents two weeks ago, said.


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.