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People in the News: May 8, 2009 (rev. 1)

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David Wild, professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics, has been named editor-in-chief of the recently launched Journal of Cheminformatics, published by Chemistry Central and BioMed Central.

Wild will lead the journal jointly with Christoph Steinbeck, director of cheminformatics at the European Bioinformatics Institute.


Eric Siggia, professor and head of the Laboratory of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Rockefeller University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Siggia's lab is focused on developing informatics tools to study gene expression, regulatory motifs, and binding preferences of transcription factors.

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Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.