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People in the News: Mar 22, 2011

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Paul Ross will take over as chief financial officer of GenMark Diagnostics in April. Ross currently is CFO at Teledata, and he formerly held the same position at Meade Instruments and Power-One.


Patrick Jones has been tapped to serve on Fluidigm's board of directors, where he will replace Jeremy Loh. Jones previously was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Gemplus International, and he was VP and corporate controller at Intel.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.