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Manohar Furtado

LexaGene has appointed Manohar Furtado to its board of directors. With over 30 years of experience in the life science industry, Furtado has worked in discovery research, clinical diagnostic testing, product development and commercialization, M&A activity, fundraising, and strategy. He currently serves as president and founder of Biology for Global Good and CSO and chief regulatory officer at Apton Biosystems. Prior to Biology for Global Good, he served as VP of R&D at Applied Biosystems.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.