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Ralph Kauten

Lucigen this week named Ralph Kauten as CEO. Kauten has been a member of Lucigen's board for the past 10 years and has served as chairman for the last four. Kauten was previously involved in the start up and management of life science companies Promega, PanVera (acquired by Aurora Biosciences) and Mirus Bio (acquired by Roche Pharmaceuticals).

David Mead, who founded Lucigen and has served as CEO from the company's inception in 1998, will remain with the company as CSO.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.