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Mark Adams is now the scientific director at the J. Craig Venter Institute. He joins the institute from Case Western Reserve University, where he was an associate professor in the department of genetics.

Previously, Adams worked at Celera, where he led the team that sequenced the first human genome, the fruit fly genome, and the mouse and rat genomes. In 1992, Adams joined the Institute for Genomic Research, serving as DNA sequencing facility director, assistant investigator, and director of the department of eukaryotic genomes. He holds a BA in chemistry from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina and a PhD in biological chemistry from the University of Michigan.

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.