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People in the News: Rhonda Rhyne, Perry Fell, Conrad Mir


Proteomics-based diagnostics developer Prevencio has appointed H. Perry Fell to be chairman of the board and Rhonda Rhyne to be president, CEO, and board director.

Fell formerly was chairman and CEO of NanoString Technologies and he co-founded Seattle Genetics. Rhyne has been president of CardioDynamics, and she founded the consulting company Rhyne Life Sciences.

Pressure BioSciences said this week that Chief Financial Officer Conrad Mir has resigned from his post, effective immediately. He has been named CEO of Competitive Technologies (CTI), a biotech firm that distributes a pain therapy medical device, CTI said separately this week.

Pressure Bio has named Richard Thomley to serve as the firm's acting CFO. Thomley has been an independent financial consultant to the company since March.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.