Close Menu

Fotis Kafatos Dies

Fotis Kafatos, a molecular biologist who served as the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 77.

As the AP notes, Kafatos, who was a professor at Harvard University from 1969 through 1994, was also known for his work into malaria and for sequencing the genome of the mosquito that spreads it.

To read the full story....

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.