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BGI Americas has made changes to its management team. Julia Dan, CEO, and President Paul Tu, are no longer with the company. It has not yet hired replacements.

Joyce Peng has been named marketing director of BGI Americas. Previously, Peng was the strategic alliance growth manager at Illumina. Prior to that she served as senior sales representative and technology sales specialist at Life Technologies, product manager of proteomics at Rosetta Biosoftware, and also as senior product manager in life sciences at Oracle. She holds a PhD in biology from the California Institute of Technology.

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.