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People in the News: Fadi Braiteh, Michael C. Cerio

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MolecularHealth announced that Fadi Braiteh has joined its advisory board. Braiteh is an oncologist with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, specializing in gastro-intestinal, digestive system, and breast cancers.

He has received a number of awards for his work in cancer, including the 2009 Susan G. Komen Scholar-In-Training Award, the 2007 Jesse Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education Award, and the 2005 and 2006 ASCO Foundation Merit Awards.


Signal Genetics announced it has appointed Michael C. Cerio its Senior Vice President of commercial strategy and business development.

Cerio has worked in business development in the diagnostics and biotech industry for 15 years, most recently as an independent consultant with the life science venture capital firm MPM Capital. Prior to that, he served as Consulting CEO for Modulation Therapies and President and CEO of Oncolome Diagnostics. Cerio also worked at Genzyme Corporation, BG Medicine and Genaissance Pharmaceuticals.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.