People in the News: Linda McAllister, Mostafa Ronaghi | GenomeWeb

Linda McAllister has joined Toronto-based molecular diagnostics firm Xagenic as chief medical officer.

McAllister previously has worked on the development and launch of molecular technologies at Roche Diagnostics, Celera Diagnostics, and Affymetrix. She most recently was CMO at the prenatal genetic testing company Cellscape, and she was CMO and VP of R&D at Pharmajet. She also was an adjunct clinical professor in the University of California, San Francisco department of medicine from 1992 to 2005, and a research fellow at Stanford University.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.