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Two Missouri Universities to Add Bioinformatics Degrees or Concentrations

A previous version of this article incorrectly reported that the RockhurstUniversity and the University of Missouri-Kansas City are located in Kansas. In fact, they are based in Missouri.

NEW YORK, March 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The Rockhurst University in Kansas Cityhas begun offering a master's degree in bioinformatics this fall, according to a local media report.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City also will also begin a bioinformatics concentration within its biological science and computer science programs, according to the Kansas City Star.

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.