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Mark Adams

Jackson Laboratory has appointed Mark Adams as director of microbial genomic services. In this role, Adams will enhance the organization's large scale microbiome initiatives. Adams joins Jackson Laboratory from the J. Craig Venter Institute, where he directed programs that characterized genomic changes in antibiotic resistance. He also founded the Institute for Genomic Research, co-founded Celera Genomics, and served as associate professor of genetics at Case Western Reserve University.

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.