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People in the News: Eric Bouvier; Alan Marshall; and More


BG Medicine this week appointed Eric Bouvier as president and CEO. He replaces Pieter Muntendam, who has moved to the role of executive vice president and chief medical officer.

Bouvier was previously head of BioMérieux’s immunoassay business. Before that he was president of Leica Microsystems, a unit of Danaher.

Sera Prognostics this week appointed Jay Boniface vice president of research and development.

Boniface has worked as a scientist and program director at several biotech companies including Myriad Genetics, Myrexis, Prolexys, and Eos Biotechnology.

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities this week named Alan Marshall winner of the ABRF Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies.

Director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory ICR Program, Marshall is one of the inventors of Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. He is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University

The award, which is sponsored by Waters, will be presented at the ABRF annual meeting in March.

Predictive Biosciences has appointed Angelo De Marzo as chief medical officer.

De Marzo previously was a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of pathology, urology, and oncology and director of the Pathology Core for Specialized Cancer Research in prostate cancer. Also at Johns Hopkins, De Marzo was associate director of pathology cancer research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the Tissue Microarray Core Facility.

The Scan

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.

Study Finds Variants Linked to Diverticular Disease, Presents Polygenic Score

A new study in Cell Genomics reports on more than 150 genetic variants associated with risk of diverticular disease.

Mild, Severe Psoriasis Marked by Different Molecular Features, Spatial Transcriptomic Analysis Finds

A spatial transcriptomics paper in Science Immunology finds differences in cell and signaling pathway activity between mild and severe psoriasis.

ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.