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Eric Meyers

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3rd Millennium, which custom-designs microarray analysis software and other bioinformatics tools, has promoted Eric Meyers from vice president of marketing and business development to the newly created position of chief operating officer. In this role, Meyers will oversee the company’s new business development, recruitment, partnering, and marketing efforts, in addition to supporting 3rd Millennium’s “aggressive growth initiatives in the coming year,” according to a statement released by the Cambridge, Mass.-based company.

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.