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Patrick Finn

Twist Bioscience named Patrick Finn vice president of sales and marketing. He joins the company as it prepares to launch its synthetic biology platform services this year. Finn was previously at Enzymatics, where he was VP of sales and marketing. Prior to that, he was director of business development at Agilent Technologies, director of product development at Beckman Coulter Molecular Diagnostics, and held various positions at Invitrogen and GE Healthcare/Amersham International.

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.