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Dr. David Shay­witz has been named chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of DNA soft­ware com­pany DNAnexus, based in Moun­tain View, Calif.

Shay­witz, 46, is the firm’s first CMO. He will over­see the adop­tion and clin­i­cal me­chan­ics of DNAnexus’ cloud­based ge­nomics plat­form. The com­pany works with biotech and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal re­search labs, di­ag­nos­tic test­ing providers and other clin­i­cal groups.

He pre­vi­ously was a direc­tor of strate­gic and com­mer­cial plan­ning for Ther­a­vance Bio­pharma, San Fran­cisco. His med­i­cal back­ground is in in­ter­nal medicine and en­docrinol­ogy.


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