Ivan Richards has been appointed senior director of pharmacology at Sirna Therapeutics, the company said Nov. 4.

Richards comes to Sirna from Pfizer, and prior to the merger, Pharmacia, where he was a scientist, senior fellow, and discovery team leader.


Ian Gray has been appointed head of research at Paradigm Therapeutics Singapore, a new Singapore R&D subsidiary of the Cambridge, UK-based company.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.