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Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Mary Jane Cunningham, Jim Sullivan and Norman Pace


Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro has joined the scientific advisory committee of AnVil Informatics, based in Lowell, Mass. Piatesky-Shapiro co-founded the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal and is currently the editor of KDnuggets News. He served as vice president and chief scientist at Xchange, a customer relationship management company.


Molecular Mining of Raleigh, NC, has appointed Mary Jane Cunningham as director of discoveries and Jim Sullivan as director of North American sales. Cunningham was previously director of pharmacogenomics at Genometrix. Sullivan joins MMC from Lion Bioscience where he headed up sales and business development in the Northeastern US.


Norman Pace, a biology professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has won a 2001 MacArthur Fellowship. Among other achievements, Pace developed techniques to analyze the phylogenetic relationship between microorganisms based on their rRNA genes.

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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.