People in the News: William Burns, Christoph Franz, Steven Averbuch, Michael Kolodziek | GenomeWeb

Roche said this week that William Burns will not stand for re-election to the board of directors. The company also said that it has proposed that Christoph Franz be elected as chairman of the board, and the remaining members of the board should be re-elected.

The remaining board members include Andre Hoffman; Andreas Oeri; Pius Baschera; John Irving Bell; Paul Bulcke; DeAnne Julius; Severin Schwan; Peter Voser; Arthur Levinson; and Beatrice Weder di Mauro.

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In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.