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Mar 01, 2018

Guillaume Bouhours

BioMérieux has appointed Guillaume Bouhours as corporate vice-president, CFO, and a member of its executive committee. He replaces Claire Giraut, who is retiring, and will head the firm's finance, purchasing, and information systems departments. Bouhours was previously CFO at Faiveley Transport, a railway equipment manufacturer based in France.

Mar 01, 2018

Jeffrey Mitchell

LexaGene Holdings has appointed Jeffrey Mitchell as its chief financial officer effective immediately. 

Mitchell has more than two decades of financial and SEC experience, LexaGene said. Before joining the firm, he served in positions of increasing responsibility for Palomar Medical Technologies, including controller, director of finance, and supervisor of public-company financial reporting, audits, and financial planning and analysis.

He replaced Zula Kropivnitski.

Mar 01, 2018

Frank Williams

Frank Williams, cofounder and CEO of value-based care management company Evolent Health, has been named to the board of directors of precision oncology technology vendor Syapse. Syapse said that Williams, a former CEO of the Advisory Board Company, will be able to offer strategic advice as the company expands its reach. Since late November, Syapse has raised $30 million in new investment, hired a new VP of oncology, entered into a partnership with Roche, and entered the Asian market

Feb 28, 2018

Jon Faiz Kayyem

GenMark Diagnostics' Founder Jon Faiz Kayyem is transitioning from his position as head of R&D to become a technical and strategic advisor to its management team and board of directors. Kayyem is the inventor of the firm's eSensor electronic detection technology and led the development of its ePlex multiplex platform. Kayyem noted during a company presentation Tuesday that he will now "endeavor to add value in new ways beyond ePlex."

Feb 23, 2018

Gianluca Pettiti

Gianluca Pettiti has become president of the biosciences business of Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Sciences Solutions segment. Previously, he was the company's president in Greater China. He joined the firm in 2006 as senior manager of financial planning and analysis for Applied Biosystem's Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. He later became EMEA finance director and then president of Latin America operations at Life Technologies. Pettiti holds a master's degree in management and financial engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy.

Feb 22, 2018

Clive Brown

Clive Brown's appointment as director of Oxford Nanopore Technologies ended on Jan. 25, the company said in a filing this week. He is the firm's chief technology officer. Brown was appointed as a company director in September 2017.

Feb 21, 2018

Anthony Mattacchione, Gerald Herman

Bruker said that Anthony Mattacchione will resign as chief financial officer and senior VP, effective Mar. 16, 2018. Mattacchione has accepted a position as CFO of Albany Molecular Research, commencing in April 2018. Gerald Herman, currently vice president and corporate controller at Bruker, will also serve as Bruker's principal accounting officer, effective immediately. Herman joined the firm in 2016 as VP and corporate controller. Prior to that, he served as corporate VP of clinical operations of Parexel from 2014 to February 2016, and before that, corporate VP of Parexel from 2008 to 2013. Herman has also served as VP-corporate controller of Presstek.

Feb 20, 2018

Robert Hugin

Robert Hugin has resigned as a director at Danaher, following his decision to run for the US Senate representing New Jersey. He will run as a Republican against Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat. According to Politico, Hugin is a supporter of President Donald Trump. He was previously the executive chairman of Celgene before retiring from that position in January, and he was CEO of the company from June 2010 to March 2016.

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.