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Bob Barrett

HealthTell, a company developing diagnostic, prognostic, and monitoring tests for complex immune-mediated diseases, has named Bob Barrett as vice president of marketing and commercial operations. Barrett has held executive commercial positions at companies including Chiron, Roche, Qiagen, and Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies.

The Scan

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.