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People in the News: Former FBI Official Joins IntegenX Board

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IntegenX said this week that Louis Grever has joined the company's board of directors.

Grever is former executive assistant director of the Science and Technology Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served for 24 years in various roles. Upon the formation of the FBI Science and Technology Branch in 2006, Grever was assigned to the Office of the Director and served as the first special assistant to the STB executive assistant director. In 2007, he was promoted to deputy assistant director and placed in charge of the Special Technologies and Applications Office, a new entity within STB authorized to develop and deploy innovative technical and analytical tools and capabilities for the FBI.

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Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

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Purnell Choppin Dies

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