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Joe Beery, Wayne Comper, Tom Tsakeris

Invitrogen has appointed Joe Beery to be head of its global information technology efforts. Beery has 25 years of experience in information technology strategy and implementation, the company said last week. Beery formerly was US Airways’senior VP and chief information officer. He also was CIO at America West, and he worked at Motorola Semiconductor and NV Philips.

Exosome Diagnostics has hired Wayne Comper to be chief scientific officer and has named Tom Tsakeris to the post of director of regulatory affairs.
Comper formerly was CSO of AusAm Biotechnologies. Tsakeris was president of Devices and Diagnostics Consulting Group, and director of the Division of Clinical Laboratory Devices, Office of Device Evaluation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the US Food and Drug Administration. While he was at FDA, Tsakeris was involved in developing the implementation strategy for the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988.

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New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.