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Dame DeAnne Julius, Julie Brown

Dame DeAnne Julius has told Roche that she will not seek reelection at the company's 2016 annual meeting. Julius has been on Roche's board since 2002 and is chairperson of the audit committee. 

The company said it plans to nominate Julie Brown as a new board member at the 2016 meeting. She is CFO at Smith & Nephew and was previously at AstraZeneca, where she held several positions including VP of group finance and interim CFO.

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.