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People in the News: Carl de Moor, Michael Reynolds, Franz Och, and more


Inform Genomics has tapped Carl de Moor to be its chief technology officer.

Prior to joining Inform Genomics, de Moor held several roles at IMS Health, where he designed and directed retrospective epidemiologic research. He has also had several executive roles in industry including serving as VP of epidemiology at MAPI, a late-phase contract research organization; executive director of epidemiology and health outcomes at PPD; and VP of health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics at Supportive Oncology Services.

Eagle Genomics has hired Michael Reynolds to be its VP of global sales. Prior to joining Eagle, Reynolds was director for EMEA sales at Pilgrim Software. Before that, he worked at Smart Analyst, APC Pharma, and Etrials.

Also, William Spooner has been promoted to chief scientific officer, and Glenn Proctor is now the company's chief technical officer.

Human Longevity has hired Franz Och to serve as its chief data scientist. He comes to the company from Google where he was a research scientist and headed Google Translate. Before that he was a researcher in the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California.

Shikha O'Brien is now Dotmatics' vice president of strategic sales and marketing. In her new role she will work on expanding Dotmatics' user base and on establishing new markets and strategic alliances

Dotmatics has also hired Rusty Irving as the head of its North American operations. Prior to joining Dotmatics, Irving was vice president of global sales at PerkinElmer. In this role, he managed the company's informatics sales efforts in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, and served on the company's executive management team.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.