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Jonathan Wygant and Carla Flakne

Alere has appointed Jonathan Wygant as its chief accounting officer. Carla Flakne, Wygant's predecessor, retired from the position on March 31. Wygant comes to Alere from CareFusion, where he has held numerous executive positions, including senior vice president, controller, chief accounting officer, vice president of finance, assistant controller, and director of finance. Before CareFusion spun-off from Cardinal Health, Wygant served as Cardinal Health's director of finance for clinical and medical products.

The Scan

Tara Pacific Expedition Project Team Finds High Diversity Within Coral Reef Microbiome

In papers appearing in Nature Communications and elsewhere, the team reports on findings from the two-year excursion examining coral reefs.

Study Examines Relationship Between Cellular Metabolism, DNA Damage Repair

A new study in Molecular Systems Biology finds that an antioxidant enzyme shifts from mitochondria to the nucleus as part of the DNA damage response.

Stem Cell Systems Target Metastatic Melanoma in Mouse Model

Researchers in Science Translational Medicine describe a pair of stem cell systems aimed at boosting immune responses against metastatic melanoma in the brain.

Open Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas Team Introduces Genomic Data Collection, Analytical Tools

A study in Cell Genomics outlines open-source methods being used to analyze and translate whole-genome, exome, and RNA sequence data from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas.