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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.


Predictive Biosciences has appointed James Groves as vice president of lab operations and Mark Smith as vice president of information technology.

Groves, who was head of operations at SED Medical Laboratories and VP of clinical operations at the Beijing International Heart Institute, will work on strategic sales and growth of the company's OncoDiagnostics Laboratory.

Smith recently was VP of information technology at Athena Diagnostics, where he was responsible for the firm's IT strategy and development of its customer interface systems.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.