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Amos Goren , Philip Young, Frank Witney, Gary Madsen, Brian Lightbody


Tel Aviv, Israel-based Compugen said last week that Amos Goren and Philip Young left its board of directors and that Eli Mintz will not stand for re-election to the board.

Frank Witney has become CEO of microarray startup GenoSpectra in Fremont, Calif., joining the company from PerkinElmer Life Sciences, where he was president. Prior to that, he served as president and chief operating officer of Packard BioScience. Previously, he was group operations manager of the life science group at Bio-Rad Laboratories. Witney holds a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from Indiana University.

EraGen Biosciences has appointed Gary Madsen as chief technical officer. As CTO, Madsen will help guide the company's technology development in the areas of nucleic acid diagnostics, functional proteomics and drug innovation. Madsen joins Madison, Wis.-based EraGen from IDEXX Laboratories, where he served as divisional vice president of research and development. In addition, Madsen worked at Abbott Laboratories, where he served as a senior manager and led teams developing diagnostics for AIDS and hepatitis.

Brian Lightbody has joined Bedford, Mass.-based Arradial as vice president of business development. Prior to joining the company, which is developing a microfluidics-based drug discovery platform, Lightbody served as vice president for drug discovery business development at Zymark. Since 1997, Lightbody has also served as chairman for the International Symposium for Laboratory Automation and Robotics.


The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.