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Miragen Therapeutics, a developer of microRNA-based therapeutics, announced that Thomas Hughes has been elected to its board of directors.

Hughes is currently CEO of Zafgen, a biopharmaceutical firm developing treatments for obesity. He previously held a number of roles at Novartis, most recently, vice president and global head of cardiovascular and metabolism disease.

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In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.

Actress Jennifer Lopez is working with NBC on a CRISPR-inspired television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

The BabySeq project faces lower-than-expected enrollment rates, according to ScienceInsider.