Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

People in the News: Jun 8, 2010


CombiMatrix has named Mark McGowan to chair its board of directors. McGowan replaces outgoing chairman Tom Akin.

Additionally, Brooke Anderson has resigned from CombiMatrix's board, and will step down from his post as chief operating officer upon the closure of the company's facilities in Mukilteo, Wash. (BAN 4/27/2010).

Board director Rigdon Currie has been appointed chairman of CombiMatrix's audit committee, and will retain his role as chairman of the compensation committee, the company said. Board director Scott Gottlieb has also been appointed a member of the audit committee.

CombiMatrix also said that its next annual stockholders meeting will take place on June 29 in Irvine, Calif. The company previously held its annual meetings at its former headquarters in Mukilteo.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.