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Samuel Chapin

PerkinElmer has appointed Samuel Chapin to its board of directors. Chapin most recently served as executive vice chairman of global and corporate and investment banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Since he joined Merrill Lynch in 1984, he has held a number of positions with increasing leaderships roles, including serving as vice chairman in September 2003, serving as senior vice president and head of the global investment banking division, and managing director in corporate banking.

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.