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Monette Greenway has become vice president for marketing and sales, and Robert Laffer has become sales manager for life sciences at Strategic Diagnostics.

Greenway was previously president of the integrative technologies division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to that, she held vice president and general manager roles at Invitrogen.

Laffer joined SDI from Panomics, where he was the northeast regional sales manager. Before that, he was global account executive for the biopharma division of PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences.

The Scan

Rare Genetic Disease Partnership

A public-private partnership plans to speed the development of gene therapies for rare genetic diseases, Stat News writes.

Approval Sought for Alzheimer's Drug

The Wall Street Journal reports Eli Lilly has initiated a rolling submission to the US Food and Drug Administration to seek approval for its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

DNA Barcoding Paper Retracted

Science reports that a 2014 DNA barcoding paper was retracted after a co-author brought up data validity concerns.

Nature Papers Present Genomic Analysis of Bronze Age Mummies, Approach to Study Host-Pathogen Interactions

In Nature this week: analysis finds Tarim mummies had local genetic origin, and more.