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Riccardo Pigliucci

Affymetrix has appointed Riccardo Pigliucci to its board of directors, serving as a member of its compensation committee. Pigliucci is currently chairman of Medaphor, a provider of ultrasound training simulators. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Discovery Partners International, and has held board seats at Dionex, Biosphere Medical, and various other private companies.

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.