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Robert Nussbaum

Robert Nussbaum has been appointed chief medical officer of Invitae, effective Aug. 1. A board-certified internist and medical geneticist, Nussbaum was most recently chief of the Division of Genomic Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Institute for Human Genetics. Prior to this, he was chief of the Genetic Disease Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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.