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People in the News: Martin Tolar, Jorge Conde

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Knome announced that Martin Tolar will become the firm's CEO, replacing Jorge Conde, who will become chief strategy officer and continue to serve on the board of directors. Previously, Tolar served as CEO of Normoxys, where he helped advance the company's cancer therapeutics to clinical development. He has also served as chief scientific officer and chief business officer at CoMentis, and has held a variety of positions at Pfizer in its clinical development, strategic partnerships, and business development divisions.

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.