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Mike Guerra

California Life Sciences Association has appointed Mike Guerra as its CEO and president, effective January 7th. He will succeed Sara Radcliffe, who will be departing the firm to pursue new opportunities. Guerra previously served as VP of the Americas for Avidity Science. In addition, he has held senior leadership positions with VWR International over the last 14 years. His last role at VWR was VP of sales for the western region of the US. 

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.