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People in the News: Feb 2, 2010

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CombiMatrix has tapped Mark McGowan to serve on its board of directors. McGowan is the managing member of SAF Capital Management, and he co-founded and served as managing partner of MPG Capital Management.


Mike Hoerres has joined Geisinger Ventures as a principal. Ventures is Geisinger Health System's for-profit venture arm.

Prior to joining Geisinger, Hoerres was vice president of business development at Source MDx. He also served previously as clinical market development manager at Affymetrix and director of business development at Incyte Genomics.


Sequenom has appointed Wolfgang Holzgreve to its clinical advisory board. Holzgreve currently is director and chairman of the board of directors at the University Hospital Freiburg, Germany, and he formerly was chairman of the department and chief of service at the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Basel.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.