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Mara Aspinall

OraSure Technologies has appointed Mara Aspinall to its board of directors. Aspinall currently serves as the president and CEO of Health Catalysts. She also serves as the executive chairman of GenePeeks. Prior to these positions, Aspinall served as president, CEO and global head of Roche Tissue Diagnostics. She also founded and served as CEO and director of On-Q-ity, served as president of Genzyme Genetics, served as president of the Genzyme Pharmaceuticals.

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.