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People in the News: Patrick Doyle, Dominique Grau, Jean Halloran

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KineMed has tapped Patrick Doyle to be executive VP and chief business officer. In the post, he will head corporate development activities, including licensing and strategic partnerships. Doyle previously was VP of strategic partnerships at PPD, president of Kareus Therapeutics, CEO of Syntaxin, and he held senior positions at F. Hoffman-La-Roche and Novo Nordisk.


Agilent this week named Dominique Grau as senior vice president of human resources. Grau will succeed Jean Halloran, who plans to retire at the end of the company's fiscal year, Oct. 31.

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.