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People in the News: Apr 19, 2011

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Geoffrey Crouse has resigned as chief operating officer at Immucor. Prior to joining Immucor in 2009, Crouse served as vice president of Millipore's life sciences business.


Rosetta Genomics has tapped Brian Markison as chairman of the board. He will replace Yoay Chelouche, who resigned from the post.

Markison formerly was CEO and chairman of King Pharmaceuticals. Chelouche will continue to serve as chairman of Rosetta Green, the firm's majority-held plant biotechnology subsidiary


The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation has named six new members to serve on its board of directors. The new ACMG Foundation directors include Thomas Erickson, co-founder and partner of BlueStream Ventures; Gail Herman, ACMG's president-elect and a principal investigator at the Center for Molecular and Human Genetics and a professor at Ohio State University; Rick Martin, medical director of Shire Human Genetic Therapies of Cambridge, UK; Lisa Shaffer, president of Signature Genomics; Brian Ward, COO of On-Q-ity; and Judy Yu, associate director of scientific affairs, global marketing for Abbott Molecular.

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White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.

Study Points to Benefits of Local Consolidative Therapy, Targeted Treatments in Cancer Care

In JCO Precision Oncology, researchers report that local consolidative therapy combined with molecularly targeted treatments could improve survival for some lung cancer patients.

Genetic Variants That Lower LDL Cholesterol Linked to Reduced Heart Disease Risk

Rare variants in two genes that lower LDL cholesterol are also associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new JAMA Cardiology study.

Study Links Evolution of Longevity, Social Organization in Mammals

With the help of comparative phylogenetics and transcriptomics, researchers in Nature Communications see ties between lifespan and social organization in mammals.