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Chris Kendrick-Parker, John Stuelpnagel, Christian Henry, David Smith

Chris Kendrick-Parker has been named to GenTel Biosciences’ board of directors, the firm said last week.
Kendrick-Parker previously served as vice president at Affymetrix where he managed sales and marketing for its global pharma business unit. Prior to that, he served on Amersham Pharmacia’s drug discovery services team.


John Stuelpnagel, senior vice president, chief operating officer, and general manager for arrays at Illumina, will shift to a part-time status in April and will give up his seat on the board of directors, although he will continue to work as an Illumina fellow, the firm said this week.

Illumina also said senior vice president and general manager of sequencing John West will resign his position as of Feb. 1, and current senior vice president and chief financial officer Christian Henry will become acting manager of sequencing.

The management changes were announced in conjunction with a reorganization of its business into two divisions, one focused on life sciences research and the other on diagnostics. The firm noted that it has already has hired two new general managers to oversee the divisions, but it has not disclosed their names.



Codon Devices has named David Smith to be vice president of operations. In his new position, Smith will oversee the company’s manufacturing, process development, quality, and operations organizations. The company said Smith has worked for 15 years in manufacturing, technology transfer, R&D, and quality control.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.