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Chip Leveille and Mark Solakian

Chip Leveille has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing and Mark Solakian has been named vice president and general counsel at Helicos Bioscience, the company said this week.
 
Leveille previously served for six years at Affymetrix where he served as vice president in three separate capacities – pharmaceutical business, core technologies group, and corporate marketing.
 

Solakian is also an Affy alumn. He most recently served as vice president and chief corporate counsel for Affymetrix. Prior to joining Affy, Solakian was an attorney at Goodwin Procter in Boston. He holds an AB from Harvard College and a JD from Boston College Law School.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.