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ACMG: Maximilian Muenke

Maximilian Muenke has been named CEO of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, succeeding Michael Watson. He will take up his new position on Oct. 7. Since 2000, Muenke has served as senior investigator, head of the human development section, and chief of the medical genetics branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MD degree from the Free University of Berlin School of Medicine in Germany.

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.