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People in the News: Jean-Pol Detiffe, Pierre Lefesvre


Jean-Pol Detiffe has founded and will serve as CEO of OncoDNA, a new subsidiary of the Institute of Pathology and Genetics in Gosselies, Belgium (see story, this issue).

Detiffe founded and was previously CEO of DNAVision. He was also project and business development manager of, also part of the Institute of Pathology and Genetics, and has served on the boards of DNALytics, Immune Health, Biowin, and DNAVision Agrifood.

Additionally, Pierre Lefesvre will serve as OncoDNA's medical director.

He is a medical pathologist at IPG.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.