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Ancestry: Mike Linton

Family history and consumer genomics firm Ancestry has appointed Mike Linton as chief revenue officer. Most recently, Linton was chief marketing officer for Farmers Insurance where he was responsible for all marketing, digital, branding, customer experience, research, analytics, sponsorships, and promotions. He previously held the role of chief marketing officer at eBay and Best Buy.

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.