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People in the News: Lori Ciano

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Conceptus has named Lori Ciano as its executive vice president of human resources. Ciano joins Conceptus from Affymetrix, where she was senior vice president of human resources. Before that, she was vice president of human resources at Novellus Systems. Ciano also worked for Varian Associates for 20 years in a variety of customer service, marketing, and business development positions.

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.