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Frances Arnold

Illumina has appointed Frances Arnold to its board of directors. Currently, Arnold manages a research group at the California Institute of Technology and serves as director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center. She joined CalTech in 1986 and has served as visiting associate, assistant professor, professor, and director. She currently runs a laboratory at CalTech that focuses on protein engineering by directed evolution with applications in alternative energy, chemicals, and medicine.

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.