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Howard Goldstein, Martin Vingron, Eugene Myers


Howard Goldstein has joined cellular image analysis firm Amnis as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Goldstein was most recently senior vice president of sales, service, and marketing at Argonaut Technologies. Prior to that, he was founder, president, and CEO of the eBioinformatics unit of Entigen. He also held senior-level positions at Incyte Genomics, Synteni, Molecular Devices, Molecular Dynamics, and Applied Biosystems.

Martin Vingron, director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, and Eugene Myers of the University of California, Berkeley, are the two winners of the 2004 Max Planck Research Prize, worth €750,000 ($913,000) each. The annual prize, awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society, promotes “collaboration on cutting-edge research between scientists from Germany and abroad.”

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The Scan

Latent HIV Found in White Blood Cells of Individuals on Long-Term Treatments

Researchers in Nature Microbiology find HIV genetic material in monocyte white blood cells and in macrophages that differentiated from them in individuals on HIV-suppressive treatment.

Seagull Microbiome Altered by Microplastic Exposure

The overall diversity and the composition at gut microbiome sites appear to coincide with microplastic exposure and ingestion in two wild bird species, according to a new Nature Ecology and Evolution study.

Study Traces Bladder Cancer Risk Contributors in Organ Transplant Recipients

In eLife, genome and transcriptome sequencing reveal mutation signatures, recurrent somatic mutations, and risky virus sequences in bladder cancers occurring in transplant recipients.

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.