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Lee Hood, Steve Lincoln, Stephen Sharp, Sharan Pagano


Lee Hood, president and director of the Institute for Systems Biology, is among 65 newly elected members of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine. The new members bring the Institute’s total active membership to 1,382.

Steve Lincoln will be joining Affymetrix as VP of informatics on Dec. 1. Lincoln was previously CSO of InforMax and VP of bioinformatics R&D at Incyte.

Stephen Sharp has joined Sequenom as senior product marketing manager for bioinformatics and gene expression. Sharp was most recently director of marketing at Iobion Informatics. Prior to that, he was product manager for bioinformatics at Pharmacopeia, which he joined from Molecular Simulations when MSI was acquired in 1998.

Biological modeling company Genstruct has hired Sharan Pagano as VP of business development and alliances. Pagano joins the company from Incyte, where she held management positions in business development and strategic collaborations. Pagano also held several key positions, including manager in emerging businesses, at Genetics Institute (now Wyeth).


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A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.