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Anna Astriab-Fisher, Steven Paul

Anna Astriab-Fisher has been named vice president of assay development at GenTel BioSciences, the Madison, Wis.-based protein-array company said last week.

Prior to joining GenTel, Astriab-Fisher worked in the technology-development department of GlaxoSmithKline where she specialized in immunoassay protocols.

Sigma-Aldrich's board of directors elected Steven Paul to be a company director, Sigma said last week.
Paul currently is executive vice president for science and technology and president of the Lilly Research Laboratories of Eli Lilly.
Before working at Eli Lilly, Paul served as scientific director of the National Institutes of Health.

The Scan

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.

Study Presents New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Overcome Telomere Shortening

Researchers report in Nucleic Acids Research that ATRX-deficient cancer cells have increased activity of the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

Researchers Link Telomere Length With Alzheimer's Disease

Within UK Biobank participants, longer leukocyte telomere length is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, according to a new study in PLOS One.

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.