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“I’m sure that Craig’s and Kathy’s and Mike’s brains are already smoking about what to do with the information and what the follow-on is.”

— Applera CEO Tony White, about Craig Venter, Kathy Ordoñez, and Michael Hunkapiller’s reaction to the news that Applera committed $75 million across its subsidiaries to focus on drug and diagnostic development

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.