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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

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.