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Freenome: Bill Quirk, Gary Reedy

Freenome has hired Bill Quirk as its CFO. Prior to joining Freenome, Quirk served as a managing director in the equity research division of investment bank Piper Sandler. The company also announced that Gary Reedy has joined its board of directors as an observer. Reedy became CEO of the American Cancer Society in April 2015, having worked with the organization for more than 20 years. He has had a 37-year career as a healthcare business and advocacy leader, most recently as worldwide VP of government affairs and policy at Johnson & Johnson. He also held senior leadership positions with SmithKline Beecham, Centocor, and Johnson & Johnson.

The Scan

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Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.