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Richard Myers, Peter DeComo, John Kuzmishin, John Miclot, Elizabeth Woo, Joseph Keegan, Winnie Wan

Richard Myers, chair of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and director of the Stanford Human Genome Center, will be leaving Stanford next year to serve as scientific director of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala., Alabama Governor Bob Riley said last week.
Myers, an Alabama native, will move slowly from a consulting role at HAI over the coming year before he takes on the full-time position next fall. Meantime, he will continue his work running the Stanford HGC and as a professor at the university.

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse has elected several new members to its board of directors, the organization announced last week.
Electees include Peter DeComo, chairman and CEO of Renal Solutions; John Kuzmishin, VP of strategic business initiatives at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; John Miclot, president and CEO of Respironics; and Elizabeth Woo, VP of biotechnology for Thermo Fisher Scientific.

ForteBio announced this week that Joseph Keegan has been named president and chief executive officer, beginning September 24, 2007. ForteBio founding CEO Winnie Wan will continue to serve on the board of directors.
Keegan was most recently president and chief executive officer of Molecular Devices before it was acquired by MDS earlier this year.
Prior to joining Molecular Devices, Keegan served as president of worldwide tissue culture and vice president, general manager of worldwide flow cytometry at Becton Dickinson. Prior to his tenure at Becton Dickinson, Keegan was vice president of the microscopy and scientific instruments division of Leica.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Alpha Innotech, BioImagene, and Seahorse Bioscience.

The Scan

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.

Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

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.