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Robert Hugin

Robert Hugin has resigned as a director at Danaher, following his decision to run for the US Senate representing New Jersey. He will run as a Republican against Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat. According to Politico, Hugin is a supporter of President Donald Trump. He was previously the executive chairman of Celgene before retiring from that position in January, and he was CEO of the company from June 2010 to March 2016.

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.