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Shashikant Kulkarni

Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories has appointed Shashikant Kulkarni as its CSO and senior vice president of lab operations. He currently serves as vice chairman for research and professor in the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. Previously, Kulkarni managed one of the academic cytogenomics and molecular pathology laboratories at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has also served on the scientific advisory boards of the NIH National Institute of General Medical Science's Coriell Institute, Bina Technologies, Swift Biosciences, Roche Diagnostics, the Cancer Genomics Program at Princess Margaret Hospital-Toronto, Horizon Discovery, and Transgenomics.

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.