Moving Around

Roche announced that Pascal Soriot will be taking over as head of the company's pharma division when Bill Burns steps down at the end of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog. According to Roche, Soriot joined the company from Sanofi-Aventis and oversaw the Genentech integration. The Health Blog says Soriot "has big shoes to fill.

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.