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Chip Parkinson

Myriad Genetics has appointed Chip Parkinson as executive vice president for reimbursement strategy. He will report to President and CEO Mark Capone. Parkinson comes to Myriad from Cambia Health Solutions where he served as president of OmedRx and MedSavvy, and as chief pharmacy officer for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plans. He has also served in general management and managed care leadership roles at Pfizer and Myriad.

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.