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People In The News: Jun 4, 2010

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stan Lapidus is the founder, president, and CEO of SynapDx, a new company developing diagnostic tests for the early detection of autism. He is a co-founder of Helicos BioSciences, Cytyc, and Exact Sciences.


The EPEMED European personalized medicine association has appointed Anne Bruinvels to be executive director and a board member. Bruinvels will work to expand the new organization and build its strategic framework.

Bruinvels has previously worked at Elixior and was CEO at Curidium, both of which are personalized healthcare companies. She also has worked in research at SmithKline Beecham, Wyeth, and Sandoz Pharma. She earned her PhD in neuroscience at Utrecht University and her MSc in pharmacy from Groningen University.


Jack Goldstein has been named a member of Accuray's board of directors, the radiosurgery firm said recently. Goldstein, an independent consultant, was most recently president and chief operating officer of Chiron. He was also general partner at Windamere Venture Partners, and before that president and CEO at Applied Imaging.

Goldstein serves on the board of directors of OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals and Orasure Technologies. He previously served on the boards of Applied Imaging, Immucor, and Illumina.

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.