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People in the News: Robert Wassman, Dganit Bar, David Suhy

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Rosetta Genomics announced that it has named Robert Wassman as its new chief medical officer and Dganit Bar as its new chief scientific officer.

Wassman is a medical geneticist and has held various executive positions at companies including Genzyme Genetics. He most recently served as CMO at Generation Health.

Bar joins Rosetta from BioLineRx, where she served as executive director of science and technology. She also worked at QBI Enterprises, a subsidiary of Quark Pharmaceuticals.


Benitec Biopharma announced that Tacere Therapeutics' director of research and development, David Suhy, has been named its new senior vice president of research and development.

Suhy's appointment comes with Benitec's acquisition of Tacere.

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.