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Tadd Lazarus

Clinical Genomics has appointed Tadd Lazarus as chief medical officer. Lazarus most recently served as senior vice president and chief medical officer for Luminex. He also served as chief medical officer and head of medical and scientific affairs, reimbursement, and public policy at Qiagen from 2013 to 2016. Lazarus also was previously employed by Gen-Probe (now Hologic) as chief medical officer and VP of clinical affairs. He began his career at Roche Diagnostics, where he held simultaneous roles in private practice and as director of medical and scientific affairs, and then as the North American medical director for the molecular diagnostics, POC, diabetes, clinical chemistry, and immunology businesses.

The Scan

Cell Atlas of Human Lung Development Gives View of Developing Airway

Researchers have generated a cell atlas of human lung development, which they report in Cell.

Study Finds Costs of Genome Sequencing May Limit Utility in Routine Care

Researchers report in the European Journal of Human Genetics that genome sequencing for rare disease diagnoses currently has similar benefits as less expensive exome analysis.

Study Suggests Nursing Mother's Diet Can Impact Offspring's Gut Microbiome

A new Cell Host and Microbe paper finds that mice whose mothers were fed a low-fiber diet during nursing experience lasting microbiota dysbiosis and increased obesity.

Study Links Genetic Risk for ADHD With Alzheimer's Disease

A higher polygenic risk score for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is also linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, a new study in Molecular Psychiatry finds.