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People in the News: Aug 4, 2009

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PerkinElmer has named Lapo Paladini to the new position of chief marketing officer and to serve as senior vice president. Paladini has been with the company since 1982, and he has served as president Asia Pacific, East Europe, Middle East, and South America, and in other executive sales and marketing positions.


The California Healthcare Institute has elected Carl Hull to its board of directors. Hull is president and CEO of Gen-Probe, where he formerly was executive vice president and chief operating officer. He also previously was vice president and general manager of Applied Biosystems' SAS array business, and he held a number of jobs at Applied Imaging.


Gregory Porter was recently named executive director of business development at Gentris. Porter is responsible for targeted sales in microarrays, toxicogenomics, and biorepositories.

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Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

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J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more