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Raindance Technologies said this week that it has appointed Sirshendu Roopom Banerjee as president and CEO.

Banerjee was most recently director of healthcare investment banking at Leerink Swann, where he led the life science tools and diagnostics sector. Previously, Banerjee was with McKinsey and Goldman Sachs, where he advised Fortune 500 healthcare companies on corporate and growth strategy, product development, launch strategy, international expansion, and mergers and acquisitions.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.