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People in the News: Oct 4, 2011

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David Ledbetter has joined CombiMatrix's medical advisory board.

Ledbetter is a director of the International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays Consortium and currently serves as the executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Geisinger Health System. He has also held academic and genetics-related positions at Emory University School of Medicine, the University of Chicago, the National Institutes of Health, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Ledbetter holds a BS in psychology from Tulane University and a PhD in behavioral genetics and psychology from the University of Texas. He is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and has served on the boards of directors of the American Society of Human Genetics and the ACMG.

BioArray News interviewed Ledbetter about his role at Geisinger earlier this year (BAN 1/11/11).


Expression Analysis has hired Tyler Aldredge as vice president of laboratory operations. Aldredge was most recently director of laboratory operations at Genzyme Genetics. Prior to that, he held positions at the Broad Institute, the Harvard University Center for Genomic Research, Sanofi, Codon Devices, and Genome Therapeutics.

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.