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Movers & Shakers: Aug 12, 2011

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Life sciences supply chain management company Marken has appointed Christopher O'Connell to be its new chief financial officer.

O'Connell formerly was VP of finance for Thermo Fisher Scientific's Customer Channels Group, and while at Thermo Fisher he was involved in acquisitions, services management, and handling income statement responsibilities across multiple businesses.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.