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Brian Manuel, Eutillo Buccilli

Genetic Technologies named Brian Manuel its CFO, effective June 15. He has more than 25 years of experience, including more than a decade at the CFO level at firms such as Cellestis, where he was also its secretary until it was acquired by Qiagen in 2011.

Also, the Australian molecular diagnostics firm said that Eutillo Buccilli has been appointed a director on "casual appointment," meaning he will need to submit himself for reelection at the firm's next annual meeting. Buccilli joined Genetic Technologies in June 2014 as CFO. In November 2014, he was also appointed its COO. This past February, he was named the firm's CEO.

The Scan

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.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.