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Molecular diagnostics firm Biocartis has hired Inge Basteleurs as its general counsel. Basteleurs will be a member of Biocartis' executive committee and a director of Biocartis NV.She joins Biocartis from UCB NV, where she was VP of legal and secretary general to the board.


Seegene has appointed John Hurrell as its new senior executive VP. In this role, Hurrell will be in charge of Seegene's B2B business unit, which inks global licensing and companion diagnostics deals. Previously, Hurrell was the president and general manager of Focus Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics.

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.