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Arizona State University said this week that Raymond DuBois will take over as executive director of its Biodesign Institute on Dec. 1.

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Duncan Hall has joined Thermo Fisher Scientific as European regional marketing manager for the company's microbiology division.

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The awards are part of NHLBI's newest proteomics program, which seeks to "understand the mechanisms that underlie many of the clinical questions related to heart, lung, and blood disease," said an official.

NHLBI in late January put out an RFP for the program, which calls for researchers to develop proteomics technologies and apply them to solve clinical puzzles. It is set to begin early next year, shortly after its current two major proteomics initiatives expire.

A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.