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People in the News: Paul Billings: Nov 6, 2013

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Trovagene has appointed Paul Billings to its board of directors. Billings is currently chief medical officer at Life Technologies and is a member of Trovagene's scientific advisory board. He also serves on the scientific advisory board of the US Food and Drug Administration, the genomic medicine advisory committee of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine's roundtable on genomics. Previously, he held senior management positions at Cord Blood Registry, GeneSage, Laboratory Corporation of America, and Cellective Dx.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.