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Pairings: Sep 23, 2009


Francis Collins and Craig Venter are among nine researchers President Obama has named as recipients of the National Medal of Science this year. They will receive the award on Oct. 7 at a White House ceremony.

Collins recently became the director of the National Institutes of Health. Prior to that, he was the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Venter is the founder, president, and chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute as well as the founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics.

Michael Critelli has joined the board of directors of Navigenics. He recently retired from Pitney Bowes, a company with expertise in secure business communications, where he used to be CEO and chairman.

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The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.