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Rosanne Coppola, Bruce Koepfgen, Jerry Walker, Jonathan Glenn, Christopher McLeod

Rosanne Coppola and Bruce Koepfgen have joined the board of directors of Fisher Scientific, the company said last week. Coppola is a director of M&F Worldwide, and Koepfgen is chief executive officer of Oppenheimer Capital.


Akubio has appointed Jerry Walker as its new chief executive officer, the acoustic biosensor technology company said today. Walker recently served as European president of GE Healthcare, and previously held various senior administrative positions at Amersham Biosciences before it was acquired by GE. He holds a PhD in biochemistry.

Akubio has also named Jonathan Glenn as chief financial officer. Glenn previously served as global head of finance at Celltech and CFO of Oxford GlycoSciences .


Christopher McLeod has been named president and CEO of 454 Life Sciences. He used to be CuraGen's executive vice president.

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.