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Helicos Stock Trading Down 5.6 Percent on Opening Day

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Shares in Helicos were down 5.6 percent, or $.50, at $8.50 in afternoon trading today, the stock's first day of trading on the Nasdaq exchange.
 
The company lowered its IPO price twice in as many days this week, dropping it between 30 and 40 percent from the original $13 to $15 range down to the $9 per share that it began trading at this morning.
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.