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Trevor Hawkins, John Rogers, Lorah Perlee

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Trevor Hawkins will join MDS as chief science and technology officer, a newly created position at the company, on May 2. Hawkins will report to John Rogers, president and CEO of MDS. Hawkins most recently served as president of the molecular diagnostics business unit at GE Healthcare. Previously, he was senior vice president of development and new business initiatives at Amersham Biosciences and director of the Human Genome Project at the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute.


Lorah Perlee has been named director of scientific applications at Protedyne, the company said this week. Prior to joining the company, Perlee held senior administrative and investigative positions at Molecular Staging, DiagXotics, and Lifecodes.

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A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.