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Richard Rew, Randall Myers

Luminex has appointed Richard Rew as SVP, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective March 4, and Randall Myers as SVP, global manufacturing and quality, effective March 16. 

Prior to joining Luminex, Rew served as SVP, general counsel, and secretary at ArthroCare, which was acquired by Smith & Nephew last year. Myers retired from Applied Materials in 2012 and has since served as a consultant on supply chain and manufacturing operations. 

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.