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Paula Dowdy

Illumina has appointed Paula Dowdy as senior vice president and general manager. Dowdy will lead the Europe, Middle East, and Africa commercial team. She comes to Illumina from Cisco where she worked for 20 years in numerous senior positions leading the company's products and services groups. She most recently led Cisco’s go-to-market team for cloud, software, and managed services. 

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.