NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Charles Lee has been appointed scientific director of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Lee is the director of the Molecular Genetics Research Unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital and also directs the Cytogenetic Research Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. He holds a PhD from the University of Alberta in Canada.


Affymetrix has named Gavin Wood as its new chief financial officer. He will replace outgoing CFO Tim Barabe, who is set to leave the company on June 28.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.