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BioWisdom Hires New Director of Life Sciences

NEW YORK, June 7 - BioWisdom of Cambridge, UK, said Thursday it had hired Julie Barnes as director of life sciences, effective June 25.

Barnes, who previously worked as the head of neuropharmacology research and development department at GlaxoSmithKline, will be responsible for leading the team that positions information in the company’s Discovery Portfolio system.

BioWisdom aggregates and aligns multidisciplinary data, information, and technology from both the public domain and from their proprietary partners. Users can view meta-data in order to help them make decisions about what data to license or purchase.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.