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Minnesota s Blizzard Gets New CEO

NEW YORK, July 16-The president of microarray scanner startup Blizzard Genomics, James Adam, will now also serve as CEO, the company said yesterday.

 

Former CEO Martin Blumenfeld will continue as chief scientific officer and chair of the board of directors.

 

Adam joined the company in March 2001.

 

Blizzard, based in St. Paul, Minn., is developing a low-cost LED-based chip scannerthat it hopes to have on the market by the end of the 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.