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Jerry Zemaitis, Doug Mann, Joseph Keegan, Gus Davis

High Throughput Genomics, a gene expression technology company based in Tucson, Ariz., this week announced the appointment of Jerry Zemaitis as vice president of commercial operations.
In this newly created position, Zemaitis will be responsible for forming strategic agreements with academic institutions, cultivating new business partnerships, and establishing relationships with domestic and international distributors.
Zemaitis was previously founder and principal consultant at Zeta Strategic Consulting, a consulting firm that specializes in business planning and marketing for life sciences and telecommunications companies.
Prior to Zeta Strategic Consulting, Zemaitis was vice president of sales at SeraCare Life Sciences and directed business development at both Aclara BioSciences and Caliper Technologies.

TTP LabTech this week announced that Doug Mann has been appointed field service engineer for its new US facility in Cambridge, Mass. Mann joins US Sales and Support Manager Ben Schenker at the US office (see related story this issue). 

Alpha Innotech, a San Leandro, Calif.-based bioanalytical systems company, announced this week that Joseph Keegan and Gus Davis have been added to its board of directors.
Keegan was previously CEO of Molecular Devices Corporation.
Davis previously served as COO of BioSource International. He also served in senior positions with Amersham (acquired by General Electric Healthcare) and Pharmacia Biotechnology.

The Scan

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.

Study Presents New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Overcome Telomere Shortening

Researchers report in Nucleic Acids Research that ATRX-deficient cancer cells have increased activity of the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

Researchers Link Telomere Length With Alzheimer's Disease

Within UK Biobank participants, longer leukocyte telomere length is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, according to a new study in PLOS One.

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.