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Michael Pellini

Adaptive Biotechnologies announced that former Foundation Medicine CEO Michael Pellini has joined its board. Pellini is currently chairman of Foundation Medicine's board, and is a managing partner of life science venture capital firm Section 32. He previously was president and chief operating officer of Clarient, which was acquired by GE Healthcare in 2010. He currently also serves on the boards of Tango Therapeutics, Singular Genomics, the Personalized Medicine Coalition, and the Mission Hospital Foundation. 

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.