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Jonathan Christodoro and Samuel Merksamer

Hologic announced that Jonathan Christodoro and Samuel Merksamer resigned from their positions on the company's board of directors this week. Christodoro and Merksamer were originally appointed to the board in December 2013 pursuant to an agreement with shareholder Icahn Group. Hologic also said that it has received written notice from the Icahn Group this week irrevocably waiving any right to designate a replacement for any Icahn designee under that 2013 agreement. 

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.