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Note to Readers: Nov 27, 2013

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, GenomeWeb Daily News will not publish on Thursday, Nov. 28. We will publish only one bulletin on Friday, Nov. 29 and resume twice-daily bulletins on Monday, Dec. 2.

The Scan

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.

Plan Rebuffed

The Associated Press reports China has rejected the World Health Organization's proposal to include the lab-leak theory in the next phase of its investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

Opossum Change

Researchers from Riken have used CRISPR to edit marsupial genomes, as Technology Review reports.