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Jorge Garces

Epigenomics has appointed Jorge Garces as president and CSO, effective Dec. 1. He will join the firm's executive board and oversee operations, R&D, clinical affairs, regulatory and quality. Prior to joining Epigenomics, Garces was CEO and president of AltheaDx. Before that, he held the same positions at Enigma Diagnostics. He also has held management positions at Hologic and GenMark Diagnostics, as well as Third Wave Technologies. 

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.