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Brian Forster, Ronald Carter

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services has appointed Brian Forster as senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer, and Ronald Carter as director of the molecular genetics laboratory. 

Forster was most recently CEO of OntarioMD. He also is joining the board of Excelleris, LifeLab's technology subsidiary. Carter was the director of laboratory genetic services and head of cancer genetics for the Hamiltion Regional Laboratory Medicine program. He will lead LifeLabs' genetics team and oversee the company's new genetics laboratory, which is opening in Toronto in January. 

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

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J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

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In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more