Change Up

Francis Eberle is no longer the executive director of the National Science Teachers Association, reports ScienceInsider, adding that the move "caught science educators by surprise." Eberle, who was a secondary school science teacher, took the lead at NSTA in 2008. Gerald Wheeler, who retired from leading the group in 2008, has returned to serve as its interim director.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.