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Marina Biotech has appointed John Fletcher to its board of directors.

Fletcher replaces Chiang Li, who co-founded Marina acquisition Cequent Pharmaceuticals. He is an independent director and founding partner of venture capital firm Fletcher Spaght Ventures.

Marina also said that board member James Karis has been appointed as chairman, replacing co-chairmen Gregory Sessler and Peter Parker, both of whom will continue as board members.

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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.