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Robert Verfurth, William LaRue

Applied Proteomics has named Robert Verfurth vice president, sales and appointed William LaRue to the company's board.

Verfurth was previously vice president, sales and marketing for Innovus Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he was vice president of sales of BQ kits and business development for Apricus Biosciences.

LaRue was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Cadence Pharmaceuticals. He also serves on the board of Tracon Pharmaceuticals.

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.