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Jerry Williamson

Kew has appointed Jerry Williamson president, CEO, and board member. Williamson most recently served as president and CEO of Metamark Genetics. He has also held senior leadership positions at Flagship Ventures, which was later sold to Danaher; Biacore, which was later sold to GE Life Sciences; and Pyrosequencing.

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.