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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

Test of the China Initiative

According to Science, the upcoming trial of Harvard University chemist Charles Lieber will test the US China Initiative.

Collaborative Approach

A virologist who spotted the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 tells the Associated Press that its detection was aided by scientific sharing.

Genes of a Guide Dog

Wired reports on a study aimed at uncovering genes involved in being a successful guide dog.

PLOS Papers on RNAs in Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Ebola Field Lab, Embryonic RNA Editing

In PLOS this week: circRNA-mediated ceRNA network points to prostate cancer biomarkers, Ebola testing at frontline field laboratory, and more.