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Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operation officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, effective August 1. In his new role, he will oversee operations of the company's Laboratory Products and Analytical Instruments businesses, in addition to the Life Sciences Solutions business. Since 2014, when Thermo Fisher acquired Life Technologies, Stevenson has been executive vice president and president of Life Sciences Solutions. Prior to that, he was president and chief operating officer of Life Technologies, and before that, he was president and COO of Applied Biosystems.

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.