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BioRegion Newsmakers: Jul 17, 2009


Former NC Biotechnology Center Chair Appointed to State's Economic Development Board

Sue W. Cole, the former chair of the state-funded North Carolina Biotechnology Center, has been appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue to the North Carolina Economic Development Board.

The board advises Perdue and state Secretary of Commerce J. Keith Crisco on economic policy, industrial recruitment and expansion, trade policy, and travel and tourism. The board has 37 members, each serving a four-year term.

Cole is principal of Granville Capital, an investment manager in Greensboro, NC, and serves as a director of both the Moses Cone Wesley Long Community Health Foundation and the United Way of Greater Greensboro. She is also a former chair of the North Carolina Chamber.

Cole received her master’s degree in finance, and her BBA, from University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.