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David Botstein, Alan Koontz, John Spreadbury


David Botstein has been tapped to head Princeton University’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Currently Stanford Ascherman Professor of Genetics at Stanford University, Botstein will head east to begin his new position July 1, 2003. Princeton is now completing construction on the institute, which is slated to house between 12 and 15 research groups specializing in post-genomic science.

Nonlinear Dynamics reported last week that Alan Koontz, the company’s general manager for Asia Pacific, passed away in Tokyo September 16 following a sudden heart attack. Koontz’s funeral was held on September 27 at a ceremony at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Cemetery, North Hollywood, California. John Spreadbury, group sales and marketing director at Nonlinear Dynamics, is handling inquiries.

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Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

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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.