Movers & Shakers


Thermo Fisher Scientific this week announced that President and CEO Marijn Dekkers has resigned to become the CEO of German life science, drug, and chemical firm Bayer. Marc Casper, currently Thermo Fisher's executive vice president and chief operating officer, will succeed Dekkers in both positions, effective Oct. 15.

Casper also will replace Dekkers as a board member.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.