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John Rushton

Empire Genomics has appointed John Rushton its COO. He will be responsible for the firm's day-to-day operations. Rushton had been the science, technology, and innovation director at Pathology Associated Medical Laboratories in Spokane, Washington. He also worked at Signature Genomics Laboratory, focusing on expanding that company's test menu and business development. 

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.