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Rick Hockett has been named chief medical officer at Affymetrix, the firm said this week.

Hockett joined Affy in March from Eli Lilly, where he was medical fellow and director of genomic medicine. Prior to Lilly, he spent seven years on staff at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, where he was professor of pathology and head of clinical immunology and molecular diagnostics.

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In Science this week: gene flow between ancient chimpanzees and bonobos, and more.

A startup wants to match customers to wine based on their DNA and one critic calls the idea 'silly,' Stat News reports.

Researchers trace the origins of brown rats using genetic analysis to China, the New York Times reports.

There are a few projects aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in genomic research, Technology Review reports.