Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Frances Murphy

Frances Murphy, co-head of the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare group of Slaughter and May, has been named to head the international law firm’s flagship corporate team, effective May 1. Murphy will succeed Chris Saul, who has been named a senior partner.
Murphy joined Slaughter and May in 1981, and became a partner in 1990. Among deals she has been involved with in recent years include advising BAE on its acquisition of Alvis, and advising General Electric on the acquisition of Smiths Group Aerospace and a detection joint venture with Smiths Group.

The Scan

Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

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.