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Joseph Donahue, Steven Henikoff, Trevor Heritage, Bryan Koontz


InforSense has hired Joseph Donahue as chief business officer and president of InforSense North America. Donahue will lead the UK-based company's worldwide sales operations, and will manage its North American operations. Donahue most recently served as co-CEO of Lion Bioscience. Prior to joining Lion, he served as vice president of global life sciences and chemicals markets for Spotfire and as vice president of North American sales at MDL Information Systems.

Steven Henikoff, a biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Henikoff was recognized for inventing computational methods for analyzing DNA sequence data for the Human Genome Project.

Elsevier MDL has appointed Trevor Heritage as senior vice president of its newly created workflow business group (see story, this issue). Heritage was previously senior vice president of discovery informatics at Tripos. His position there has been filled by Bryan Koontz, the company said last month [BioInform 04-18-05].

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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.