Bill Linton, chairman and CEO of Promega, has been elected chairman of the Analytical and Life Science Systems Association, a molecular-biology tools industry trade group. Linton succeeds Joe Keegan of Molecular Devices.

Peter Coggins, president of PerkinElmer’s Life and Analytical Sciences unit, was elected vice chairman and chairman-elect of the group, it said last week.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.