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Steven Averbuch

Steven Averbuch has joined Caris Life Sciences' scientific advisory board. Averbuch recently retired from the role of vice president and head of precision medicine in the translational medicine division of R&D at Bristol-Myers Squibb. During his tenure, Averbuch spearheaded the Pharmacodiagnostics Center of Excellence, which led to the application of BMS' precision medicine strategy across all therapeutic areas. Prior to this, Averbuch oversaw corporate-wide strategic initiatives for translational and targeted medicine at BMS. He also served as head of early global clinical research at the company. Averbuch also previously held leadership roles with Merck Research Laboratories and AstraZeneca, and held academic appointments at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the US Public Health Service School of Medicine.

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.