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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

ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.

Sequencing Analysis Examines Gene Regulatory Networks of Honeybee Soldier, Forager Brains

Researchers in Nature Ecology & Evolution find gene regulatory network differences between soldiers and foragers, suggesting bees can take on either role.

Analysis of Ashkenazi Jewish Cohort Uncovers New Genetic Loci Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

The study in Alzheimer's & Dementia highlighted known genes, but also novel ones with biological ties to Alzheimer's disease.

Tara Pacific Expedition Project Team Finds High Diversity Within Coral Reef Microbiome

In papers appearing in Nature Communications and elsewhere, the team reports on findings from the two-year excursion examining coral reefs.