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Andrew Miller

Cepheid announced that CFO Andrew Miller will leave the firm on Feb. 3 to become CFO at PTC, a Needham, Mass.-based software firm. Cepheid VP and Corporate Controller Daniel Madden will assume the role of principal financial and accounting officer until a new CFO is appointed.

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.