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Movers & Shakers: Oct 30, 2009


Caris Diagnostics this week announced the appointment of Jerry Martino as senior vice president, Chief Financial Officer.

He comes to Caris from Par Pharmaceutical where he was executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was at Schering-Plough, most recently as vice president of global materials management and global supply chain operations.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.