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Koh Boon Hwee

Agilent Technologies has appointed Koh Boon Hwee as chairman of the board of directors. Boon Hwee has been a member of the company's board since 2003, and replaces James Cullen who served as chairman since 2005. Cullen will continue to serve on the board as a director. Boon Hwee is the managing director of Credence Capital Fund II and serves as the non-executive chairman to Sunningdale Tech. He has previously served as chairman at DBS Bank, Singapore Airlines, and Singapore Telecom.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.