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People in the News: May 13, 2011 (rev. 1)


GenoLogics has appointed Bruce Pharr to serve as its new vice president of product management and marketing.

In his new role, Pharr will lead the implementation of GenoLogics roadmap for its LIMS system announced earlier this week (see related story this issue).

Prior to joining GenoLogics, Pharr was vice president of marketing at Symyx Technologies, which was purchased last year by Accelrys. He has also held lead marketing positions at several other technology-based companies

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more