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David Okrongly has stepped down as CEO of Quanterix. Executive Chairman Martin Madaus is currently acting as the company's interim CEO. Madaus has been executive chairman since November 2010. Previously he was president and CEO of Millipore.


BG Medicine has appointed former BioMérieux CEO Stephane Bancel to serve as chairman of its board of directors. Bancel will replace Noubar Afeyan, a company founder and chairman of the board since the company's inception as well as CEO and managing partner of Flagship Ventures, who will continue to serve on the firm's board.

The Scan

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.