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Mary Duseau, Paul Thomas

Roka Biosciences, a manufacturer of molecular diagnostics for foodborne pathogens, has named Mary Duseau as president and CEO. She succeeds Paul Thomas, who held those posts since 2009 and will now serve as chairman of the firm's board of directors. Duseau has been senior vice president and chief commercial officer at Roka since 2015. She was previously global sales director at Andor Technologies, a division of Oxford Instruments, and held various sales and management positions at PerkinElmer between 2000 and 2012. 

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.