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23andMe has appointed Ruben Mesa as scientific advisor of its myeloproliferative neoplasms research project advisory board. Mesa is currently a professor of medicine and chair of the division of hematology and medical oncology at the Mayo Clinic. He holds a BS in nuclear engineering and physiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MD from the Mayo Clinic.

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.