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Brian Caveney

Brian Caveney will join Laboratory Corporation of America as enterprise-wide chief medical officer on Sept. 25. He will report to LabCorp Chairman and CEO David King. In the newly created role, Caveney will oversee LabCorp’s medical and scientific strategy, and serve as the company’s primary external medical representative, defining global standards for medical and scientific activities across LabCorp’s diagnostic and drug development businesses. Caveney is currently chief medical officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. 

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.