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Paired Ends: Richard Lussier, Stephen Quake


CLC Bio has appointed Richard Lussier as director of business in the Americas region. He joins CLC Bio from RainDance Technologies, where he was vice president of worldwide sales. He has also held positions at Solexa (now Illumina), Fluidigm, Applied Biosystems (now Life Technologies), and Celera Genomics (now Quest Diagnostics).

Stephen Quake has won the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT prize for outstanding innovators for his work in drug discovery, genome analysis, and personalized medicine

Quake has co-founded a number of companies based on technology he has developed in his lab, including Fluidigm, Quantical Pharmaceuticals, and ImmuMetrix. He also helped develop the single-molecule sequencing technology that was commercialized by Helicos BioSciences, and the fetal DNA sequencing techniques commercialized by Verinata Health.

He is a professor of bioengineering and applied physics at Stanford University. He holds a BS and MS in mathematics from Stanford and a PhD in physics from the University of Oxford.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.