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Kathy Ordoñez

RainDance Technologies has appointed Kathy Ordoñez as CEO. Former CEO Roopom Banerjee has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Ordoñez will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences and diagnostics industries. Previously, she served as senior vice president at Quest Diagnostics. She joined Quest as part of its acquisition of Celera Corporation in 2011. Before Quest, Ordoñez served as CEO and founder of Celera Diagnostics. Earlier in her career, she held several senior positions at Hoffmann La-Roche, overseeing the formation of Roche Molecular Systems, where she served as president and CEO.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.