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People in the News: Oct 21, 2011 (rev. 1)


GenomeQuest has tapped Heidi Rehm, Madhuri Hegde, and Shashikant Kulkarni to serve on its clinical advisory board.

Rehm is a clinical molecular geneticist and assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School with appointments at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Boston. She also directs the laboratory for molecular medicine at the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Medicine.

Hegde is an associate professor in the department of human genetics at Emory University's school of medicine. She is also the scientific director of Emory's genetics laboratory.

Kulkarni is the director of genomics and pathology services in the school of medicine at Washington University, St Louis. He is also the medical director of cytogenomics and molecular pathology at the university and an associate professor in the departments of pathology and immunology, pediatrics, and genetics. He also serves on the scientific advisory board of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research.

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.