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Helixis CEO Alex Dickinson has joined Illumina as senior vice president of PCR solutions, the firm said last week.

Dickinson led Helixis for three years prior to the company's acquisition by Illumina. Before that, he was president and CEO of Luxtera, and prior to that he served as CEO and chairman of Ethentica.

He holds a BE and PhD from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and an MBA from Columbia University.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.