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Garrett Lam

Garrett Lam will join Sera Prognostics as chief medical officer starting Sept. 4. He will direct all clinical development activities for the firm and direct a group of clinical operations professionals in support of the firm's collaborations. Lam is currently a professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga. Lam replaces Durlin Hickok, who has been Sera's CMO since 2011. Hickok will continue as an advisor to Sera. 

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.