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Georg Casari, who co-founded Lion Bioscience in 1997 and before that worked in high-throughput sequencing at EMBL and the EBI, became vice president of informatics at Cellzome in Heidelberg.


Taylor Crouch resigned from his position as president and CEO of pharmacogenomics firm Variagenics. Joseph Mohr, former VP of marketing and business development, was appointed president and CBO, while CFO Richard Shea took on the role of COO.


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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

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