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Mark Van Oene

Illumina has named Mark Van Oene chief commercial officer. He will be responsible for worldwide sales, services, and marketing and will report to CEO Francis deSouza. Van Oene previously served as Illumina's senior vice president of the Americas region and has served as interim CCO since late 2016. He joined Illumina in 2006 as regional account manager for Canada.

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.