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Philip McHale, William Balke, Andras Pellionisz

CambridgeSoft has hired two former Elsevier MDL executives: Philip McHale and William Balke. McHale, formerly vice president of solutions product management at Elsevier MDL, joins the firm as executive director of major accounts. Balke, formerly vice president of global corporate accounts at Elsevier MDL, is now vice president of enterprise sales at CambridgeSoft.

Andras Pellionisz has joined FPGA computing firm Mitrionics as director of genome informatics. Pellionisz is the founder of genomic software firm FractoSoft and IP holding firm Helixometry. He is a former professor of physiology and biophysics at New York University Medical Center.

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DNA Storage Method Taps Into Gene Editing Technology

With a dual-plasmid system informed by gene editing, researchers re-wrote DNA sequences in E. coli to store Charles Dickens prose over hundreds of generations, as they recount in Science Advances.

Researchers Model Microbiome Dynamics in Effort to Understand Chronic Human Conditions

Investigators demonstrate in PLOS Computational Biology a computational method for following microbiome dynamics in the absence of longitudinally collected samples.

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.