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Barry Sleckman, Jean Amos

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Barry Sleckman has become director of the division of laboratory and genomic medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is an associate professor of pathology and immunology at WUSTL. According to a statement from the university, Sleckman plans to expand the division's capabilities and research in bioinformatics and molecular and genomic testing techniques. He holds MD and PhD degrees from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in biology from Lafayette College.
 

 
Jean Amos will become vice president of laboratory operations at Celera’s Berkeley HeartLab, starting Aug. 11. Most recently, she was senior director of genetic services at Sequenom. Prior to that, she was scientific director of human genetics at Focus Diagnostics, and before that director of molecular genetics at Specialty Laboratories. Wilson holds PhD, MS, and BS degrees in genetics from Ohio State University.

The Scan

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Just Make It

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