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David Reiter

Luminex said that Senior VP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary David Reiter is resigning from the firm, effective on or around April 1, 2015. The firm said he resigned to pursue other interests and his departure is not the result of any disagreement with the company. Reiter will rejoin his independent legal practice, but he will serve as a consultant to Luminex from the time of his resignation until the end of 2015.

The Scan

Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.