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Agilent CEO Barnholt to Retire in February

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Agilent Chairman, president and CEO Ned Barnholt will retire at the end of next month, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm announced today.

 

Barnholt, who has served as CEO for the past six years, will be succeeded by William Sullivan, who currently serves as executive vice president and COO. Sullivan also oversees Agilent's largest business, the Electronic Products and Solutions Group.

 

James Cullen, who has served on Agilent's board of directors since 2000, will take over as non-executive chairman upon Barnholt's departure.

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

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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.