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PrecisionLife: Ray Pawlicki

PrecisionLife has named Ray Pawlicki executive chair of its board of directors. Pawlicki is a former senior VP and CIO of Biogen, as well as a former CIO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Since leaving Biogen in 2014, he has served on the boards of a number of healthcare and life sciences organizations, including Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, UMass Memorial Health Care, and RockStep Solutions.

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.