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Edwin Southern, Paulette Dillon, Jacob Plattner, Gordon Cameron, John Brown, Wes Davis


Sir Edwin Southern of Oxford University was given the 2004 Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities award at the group’s conference in Portland, Ore., on Monday, which recognized his pioneering achievements in nucleic acid hybridization.

Paulette Dillon has joined the Celera Genomics division of Applera as chief business officer, the company said this week. Previously, Dillon was vice president for market and business development at Exelixis Pharmaceuticals.

Jacob Plattner has been appointed senior vice president of research and development at Anacor Pharmaceuticals of Palo Alto, Calif., the company said this week. Plattner previously was vice president of small molecule discovery at Chiron. He holds a BS from the University of Illinois, and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

Gordon Cameron, 37, president of the US division of Acambis and the company’s chief financial officer, has been appointed as chief executive officer, the company said last week. He was acting CEO since January, replacing John Brown, who resigned effective Jan. 1. The company is conducting a search for a CFO.

Wes Davis has been named president and CEO of Sionex, a Waltham, Mass., company that is commercializing chemical sensor chips and systems using proprietary detection technology. Davis has previously been president of MicroTouch, Lasertron, Radiant Images, and General Scanning, and earlier on, was a partner at Braxton Associates, which is a strategy consulting firm.


The Scan

Sick Newborns Selected for WGS With Automated Pipeline

Researchers successfully prioritized infants with potential Mendelian conditions for whole-genome sequencing or rapid whole-genome sequencing, as they report in Genome Medicine.

Acne-Linked Loci Found Through GWAS Meta-Analysis

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics find new and known acne vulgaris risk loci with a genome-wide association study and meta-analysis, highlighting hair follicle- and metabolic disease-related genes.

Retina Cell Loss Reversed by Prime Editing in Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa

A team from China turns to prime editing to correct a retinitis pigmentosa-causing mutation in the PDE6b gene in a mouse model of the progressive photoreceptor loss condition in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

CRISPR Screens Reveal Heart Attack-Linked Gene

Researchers in PLOS Genetics have used CRISPR screens to home in on variants associated with coronary artery disease that affect vascular endothelial function.