NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Foundation Medicine has appointed Urmi Prasad Richardson to vice president of its international business. Richardson will be based in Germany. Previously, she held leadership positions at Chiron, Novartis, and Immucor.


Scott Mendel has been named CFO at GenMark Diagnostics.

Mendel joins GenMark from Active Network, where he held the same position for four years. Prior to Active Network, he worked at GE for more than 20 years, most recently serving as CFO of the company's Healthcare IT division.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.