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People in the News: Jun 15, 2010

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Mark McGowan has been named interim president and CEO of CombiMatrix, effective July 1. McGowan, who is also chairman of CombiMatrix's board of directors, will replace outgoing President and CEO Amit Kumar, who has led the firm for the past decade.

CombiMatrix said that it recently retained Caldwell Partners to lead the search and recruitment of a permanent president and CEO.


Myriad Genetics has elected Heiner Dreismann to serve on its board of directors. Dreismann spent two decades at Roche and served as president and CEO of Roche Molecular Systems, and he currently serves on the boards of several healthcare companies.


Response Genetics has named Michael McNulty as its new chief operating officer. McNulty joins the firm from Agilent Technologies, where he most recently served as general manager of diagnostics. He also previously served as vice president of laboratory operations at Berkeley HeartLab.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.