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REPEAT: Oct 1, 2001


“ Up until recently, the people dominating the sex appeal were molecular biologists and molecular geneticists. But in the next few years I think we’ll see that people with a background in informatics will be listed as inventors on our patents.”

— George Milne, senior vice president, Pfizer, speaking at the DDT conference in Boston

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.