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Stanley Lapidus

Aushon BioSystem has appointed Stanley Lapidus to its board of directors. He brings more than three decades of experience founding and leading breakthrough diagnostic companies. Lapidus founded and served as CEO for Cytyc, now part of Hologic, in the late 80's.  After Cytic, he founded Exact Sciences where he served as CEO until 2001 and chairman until 2005. He also was both founder and CEO of SynapDx and Helicos Biosciences.

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.