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Dan Glickman

Former Congressman and US Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman has joined the strategic advisory board of Pathway Genomics. He was Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 to 2001. Prior to that, he represented a Kansas district in Congress for 18 years. Glickman also was chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America from 2004 to 2010 and is executive director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program. 

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.