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Jan 24, 2019

Greg Thompson

GeneCapture has appointed Greg Thompson as its chief operating officer. Thompson will oversee the product design, commercialization, and medical device approvals for the firm's portable and rapid diagnostic for the point-of-care market. Thompson previously served as VP of design in the medical division and VP of global product design and development at Sanmina. Thompson earned a BSEE degree in computer engineering from North Dakota State University.

Jan 22, 2019

Michael Rasche

Metabolon has appointed Michael Rasche as its president of international business. Rasche will lead the firm's international business activities with a focus on customer and team expansion. Prior to Metabolon, Rasche acted as chief commercial officer at Definiens. Before Definiens, Rasche served as corporate VP of global commercial operations at Ayoxxa. He has also held leadership positions at Dako (now Agilent), Roche, and Bayer Diagnostics in Europe, as well as North and South America.

Jan 18, 2019

TJ Johnson, John Lubniewski

HTG Molecular Diagnostics has announced that TJ Johnson, the firm's current CEO, will assume the role of executive chairman of its board of directors. John Lubniewski, HTG's president and chief operating officer, will succeed Johnson as CEO. In addition, Ann Hanham will assume the role of lead independent director at the end of Q1 2019.

Lubniewski has served as HTG's president and COO since April 2018, joining the firm in 2011 as chief business officer. Before HTG, Lubniewski served in several leadership roles at Ventana, including senior VP and life cycle leader for platforms and clinical assays, as well as head of global marketing. Prior to Ventana, Lubniewski worked at Corning for over a decade in a variety of roles.

Jan 17, 2019

Deanna Church

Deanna Church has joined gene editing technology company Inscripta as senior director of mammalian applications. Previously, she was senior director of applications at 10x Genomics, and before that, senior director of genomics and content at Personalis. Prior to that, she was a staff scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Church holds a PhD in genomics, genetics, and molecular biology from the University of California, Irvine, and a BA in liberal arts from the University of Virginia.

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The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.