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People in the News: May 24, 2011

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Vermillion has appointed Bruce Huebner to serve on its board of directors.

Huebner currently is a managing director at LynxCom Partners. He previously was president of Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics, president and chief operating officer of Nanogen, president and CEO of TrovaGene, and executive vice president and COO of Gen-Probe.

Huebner also held sales and marketing positions at Quidel, Hybritech, and Roche Diagnostics.

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.