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Dominique Remy-Renou, Janet Woodcock

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Fluidigm has hired Dominique Remy-Renou to be vice president of European sales and support and general manager of Fluidigm Europe.
 
Remy-Renou previously worked in the European organizations of Applied Biosystems, including country manager for ABI.  
 

 
The US Food and Drug Administration this week said it has promoted deputy commissioner Janet Woodcock to chief medical officer, a newly created spot. She will retain her duties as deputy commissioner, the FDA said.
 
In these positions, Woodcock will be responsible for scientific and planning-related operations, including organizing, directing, staffing, coordinating, and planning.
 

 
Applied Biosystems on Jan. 1 raised its annual retainer for non-management board members from $60,000 to $70,000, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week. The compensation package includes an annual retainer made of at least 50 percent stock and the remainder in cash, a stock options grant, and a restricted stock award.

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.