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Kirk Malloy

NanoString Technologies has appointed Kirk Malloy to its Board of Directors. Malloy brings 20 years of experience in the life science tools, applied markets, and molecular diagnostics markets. He is the founder of consulting firm BioAdvisors, and was previously senior VP and general manager of life sciences and applied markets at Illumina. Prior to that, Malloy worked at Biosite and Qiagen. He also sits on the boards of publicly traded Organovo Holdings and the privately-held firms Edico Genome, iGenomx, and Agilome. 

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.