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Elisha Finney

NanoString Technologies has appointed Elisha Finney to its Board of Directors and Audit Committee. A former executive vice president and chief financial officer at Varian Medical Systems, Finney brings more than 25 years of financial and life science expertise, the company said. Finney also currently serves on the board of directors at ICU Medical and at iRobot, and she previously served as a board member for Altera Corporation, Thoratec, and Laserscope. She earned her BA in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia and her MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

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.