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John McChesney, Tali Mackay, David Taylor, and Gregory Tsongalis

Theranos has appointed John McChesney, Tali Mackay, David Taylor, and Gregory Tsongalis to executive positions. McChesney has been named senior VP of operations. He previously served at Medtronic, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and GenapSys. Mackay has been named senior VP of corporate communications and investor relations. She previously worked at Genentech, Baxter, and various global public relations firms. Taylor has been promoted to general counsel. He joined Theranos as senior litigation counsel in May. Tsongalis has been appointed to the firm's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. He has served on science and medical advisory boards at AltheaDx, Gentura Dx-USA, and Physicians Choice Laboratory Services. 

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

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

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.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

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