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Emergent Biosolutions has appointed former National Cancer Institute Director John Niederhuber to serve on its board of directors.

Niederhuber was director at NCI from 2005 to 2010, and he recently joined Inova Health System as executive VP and CEO of the Inova Institute for Translational Research and Personalized Medicine. He also still works as an adjunct investigator at NCI’s Center for Cancer Research.


The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has hired Peter Ginsberg to be vice president of business and technology development. Ginsberg formerly was VP of business development and strategic planning at SurModics, and he has served as a consultant for biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device clients. He also worked at Deephaven Capital Management on healthcare equity investments, he was a managing director and senior biotechnology analyst at Piper Jaffray, and he was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

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.