Frank Lee swears it’s not a midlife crisis. Lee, 49, left his CTO post at Millennium Pharmaceuticals to become president and CEO of EngeneOS, a startup with fewer than 10 employees incubated by NewcoGen. “I was interested in going back to an earlier stage company,” says Lee, who remembers well Millennium’s nascent phase. Another attraction was the added responsibility: “I wanted to move from the pure science and technology role.”

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.