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People in the News: Ardy Arianpour, William Moffitt, Mark McDonough, Judd Jessup, and More

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Ardy Arianpour is now senior vice president of business development at Ambry Genetics. He previously served as vice president of business development at the company. Arianpour joined Ambry in 2009 after holding several positions at Cogenics.


Nanosphere's former president and CEO William Moffitt has taken on the post of executive chairman at GlySure, a UK-based company that has developed a glucose monitoring system.

Moffitt left Nanosphere in February. Before he ended his tenure at the Northbrook, Ill.-based molecular diagnostics firm, he was president and CEO of i-STAT, and prior to that, he held executive posts at Baxter Healthcare and American Hospital Supply.


Combimatrix's shareholders have re-elected their board of directors to continue serving until the 2014 shareholder meeting. The re-elected board includes President and CEO Mark McDonough, former CEO and executive chairman Judd Jessup, Chief Medical Officer Richard Hockett, Scott Gottlieb, Wei Richard Ding, and Jeremy Jones.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.