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Agilent Technologies has appointed Robert Schueren to be VP and GM of Genomics, and John Fjeldsted to be GM of Liquid Chromatrography/Mass Spectrometry. George Stafford, who recently was responsible for LC/MS at Thermo Fisher Scientific, has joined the company as LC/MS hardware R&D manager.

Schueren formerly was global head of companion diagnostics, clinical biomarkers, and sample operations at Genentech/Roche. Fjeldsted has been at Agilent for more than 25 years, and he recently was R&D manager for LC/MS.


Cathy Lineberry, co-founder of Sunrise Therapeutics, and Keith Stoneback, CEO of Sicel Technologies, have joined Gentris Corporation's advisory board, the company said this week. Additionally, Sam Tetlow, managing director of Calvert, has been named chairman of Gentris' board.

The Scan

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.

DNA Storage Method Taps Into Gene Editing Technology

With a dual-plasmid system informed by gene editing, researchers re-wrote DNA sequences in E. coli to store Charles Dickens prose over hundreds of generations, as they recount in Science Advances.

Researchers Model Microbiome Dynamics in Effort to Understand Chronic Human Conditions

Investigators demonstrate in PLOS Computational Biology a computational method for following microbiome dynamics in the absence of longitudinally collected samples.

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.