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Trudy Mackay

Trudy Mackay was recently named director of Clemson University's Center for Human Genetics. Mackay is currently a distinguished university professor and distinguished chair of biological sciences at North Carolina State University. She is also member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. She will officially start her new position at Clemson in July 2018.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.