Cypher Genomics has appointed Adam Simpson as president and chief operating officer. Previously, he served as an executive adviser to life sciences investors and companies, including Cypher Genomics. Before that, he was co-founder and chief business officer of Meritage Pharma and was general counsel at Verus Pharmaceuticals, where he led its sale to AstraZeneca and Shionogi.

Cypher Genomics has also appointed Henry Nordhoff as executive chairman of its board and Herbert Boyer and Andrew von Eschenbach as directors.

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