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Movers & Shakers: Aug 27, 2010

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Joseph Nadeau this week was appointed to the newly created position of director of research and academic affairs at the Institute of Systems Biology.

Previously he was the James H. Jewel professor and chair of the genetics department at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine where his research focused on discoveries in experimental models of human diseases such as cancers and obesity. He has also been a longtime ISB collaborator.


Caris Life Sciences this week named Winston Lam executive vice president of business development and chief legal officer.

Previously Lam was group vice president and associate general counsel for the global pharmaceutical business at Schering-Plough. Prior to that, he led business development functions at McKesson and Baxter Healthcare.


Agilent last week gave Thomas Hartung, director of Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, an Agilent Thought Leader Award for his research into using toxicity pathways to predict developmental neurotoxicity.

Hartung's work "could help identify possible contributions of chemicals to disorders such as autism and attention hyperactivity disorders," Agilent said. The award includes funding and a donation of instruments worth more than $500,000.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.