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People in the News: Waters Recognizes Marcos Eberlin and More

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Waters this week named the Thomson Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at Brazil's University of Campinas a Waters Center of Innovation. The Thomson Laboratory is directed by Marcos Eberlin, who was cited by Waters for his "contributions in the field of mass spectrometry."

Eberlin is the co-founder and president of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation and is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Science. His laboratory hosts one of the world's largest mass spec research teams, performing research into proteomics and peptidomics, as well as a number of other areas.


Definiens this week appointed Martin Stuart executive vice president and general manager for North America and Asia Pacific.

Previously, Stuart was senior vice president and general manager of Aperio. Before that he was global vice president of sales and services for Entropia.

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Analysis of Endogenous Parvoviral Elements Found Within Animal Genomes

Researchers at PLOS Biology have examined the coevolution of endogenous parvoviral elements and animal genomes to gain insight into using the viruses as gene therapy vectors.

Saliva Testing Can Reveal Mosaic CNVs Important in Intellectual Disability

An Australian team has compared the yield of chromosomal microarray testing of both blood and saliva samples for syndromic intellectual disability in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Octopus Brain Complexity Linked to MicroRNA Expansions

Investigators saw microRNA gene expansions coinciding with complex brains when they analyzed certain cephalopod transcriptomes, as they report in Science Advances.