This week's edition of BioNews sees the return of a familiar name, James Brooks. James left BioNews last year after three years as Science Editor, and we are now delighted to welcome him back in the role of Genetics Editor. We wish our outgoing Genetics Editor, Kirsty Oswald, good luck in her freelance career.
James will join current Science Editor Ayala Ochert and Legal Editor Antony Blackburn-Starza to bring you BioNews each week. People are always amazed that BioNews is put together by three part-time staff, working the equivalent hours of just one full-time employee.
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