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Mersana Therapeutics, which is developing its proprietary Fleximer polymer technology for siRNA delivery, has appointed board member Nicholas Bacopoulos as its president and CEO.

Bacopoulos previously served as president and CEO of Aton Pharma, which was acquired by Merck. Before that, he was president and head of research and development at OSI Pharmaceuticals.

He has a BA from Cornell College and a PhD from the University of Iowa.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

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