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Perthera has hired Subha Madhavan, as its chief data officer. Madhavan will head up the planning and organization of Perthera's data analytic framework, standards, and quality control.

Madhavan is director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Georgetown University Medical Center and leads the biomedical informatics program at the Georgetown-Howard CTSA. She was also principal investigator of the Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries data center, which collects public health and epidemiology data from 12 sites in the US, Australia, and Canada.


Proteome Sciences said this week that Anthony Walker has resigned his position as a non-executive director on the company's board, leaving to focus on his his Alacrita consultancy business.

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.