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Pairings: Jun 2, 2010


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

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.