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Kevin Fischer, Brian Manuel

Genetic Technologies said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that Kevin Fischer has been appointed CFO, effective Nov. 2. He will replace Brian Manuel, who is leaving to pursue a personal business opportunity. Fischer has more than a decade of experience in senior finance roles at companies including Qiagen and Cellestis.

 

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.