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People in the News: Dec 8, 2009

Premium

Affymetrix this week named Andrew Last to the position of chief commercial officer.

Prior to joining Affymetrix, Last served on the leadership team of BD Biosciences' cell analysis unit, where he was vice president of global marketing and strategic planning and general manager of BD's San Diego-based Pharmingen business.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.