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Pathologist Scott Binder has joined CombiMatrix's wholly owned subsidiary, CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics, as a member of its scientific advisory board, Acacia Research said last week.

A professor of clinical pathology and dermatology, chief of dermatopathology, and director of pathology outreach services at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, he is the founder and director of a dermatopathology fellowship training program in California.

Binder received his BA and MD from the University of Chicago Medical School, completed his residency at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA, and was a fellow with the Scripps Clinic and Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. He completed a preceptorship at New York University.


Yvonne Linney has left Caliper Life Sciences and is now head of molecular marketing for Bayer Diagnostics.

At Caliper, she was director of marketing. Before that, she held several directorial and managerial positions with Amersham Biosciences, now GE Healthcare.

New Product Watch

Applied Biosystems last week announced the availability of its TaqMan MicroRNA Reverse Transcription Kit. The company recommended the kit for use with its TaqMan MicroRNA Assays.

ABI said that components of this kit are used with the RT primer provided with the microRNA assay to convert miRNA to cDNA.

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.