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Thermo Fisher Scientific this week named Jim Manzi non-executive chairman of its board. He succeeds Paul Meister, who retired as chairman on April 10. Manzi was chairman of Thermo Electron from December 2003 through Nov. 9, 2006, when Thermo completed its merger with Fisher Scientific. He is currently chairman of Stonegate Capital. He was president, chairman, and CEO of Lotus Development from 1984 to 1995, when it was acquired by IBM.
 

 
Ciphergen this week appointed Steve Lundy senior vice president of sales and marketing, effective May 16. Lundy comes from GeneOhm, a division of BD Diagnostics, where he had been vice president of sales and marketing since 2003. He also has held various marketing positions at Esoterix and Bayer Diagnostics.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.