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OncoMethylome Sciences' board of directors has named Jan Groen to serve as the company's chief executive officer.

With more than 25 years of experience in the clinical diagnostics industry, Groen was previously the president and chief operating officer of Agendia, responsible for the firm's US and European operations. He was also VP of research and development of Quest subsidiary Focus Diagnostics, and has held numerous management and scientific positions at ViroClinics, the Erasmus Medical Center, and Akzo-Nobel.

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.