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People in the News: Jun 30, 2011

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Boreal Genomics said this week that it has appointed Nitin Sood as CEO and a member of the company's board.

Sood joins Boreal from Agilent Technologies' Life Sciences group, where he most recently served as general manager in charge of the automation business. Sood has also held senior management positions at Applied Biosystems, now Life Technologies. He holds an MS in computer science and molecular biology.


Corning said this week that Richard Eglen has joined the company as vice president and general manager of the Corning Life Science business segment.

Eglen most recently worked for the biodiscovery business of PerkinElmer. He will succeed Mark Beck, former senior vice president of Corning Life Sciences, who now leads Corning's Environmental Technologies business segment.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.