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People in the News: Michael McGarrity, William Moffitt, Sheli Rosenberg, Michael Ward

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Nanosphere announced in its latest financial report that it has promoted Michael McGarrity to succeed William Moffitt as its new president and CEO. The company also said it has appointed Sheli Rosenberg, Michael Ward, and McGarrity to serve on its board of directors, while Moffitt, William White, Mark Slezak, and Roy Davis have all resigned from the board.

Rosenberg, who served on Nanosphere's board from 2002 to 2012, will be the new chair of the board. McGarrity previously was VP of sales and marketing and chief commercial officer, and he has 24 years of experience in the medical devices industry, including 13 years at Stryker.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.