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Sally Howard

Human Longevity has appointed Sally Howard as head of regulatory affairs and policy. She will lead all efforts related to federal and state regulatory oversight for the company. Howard comes to Human Longevity from the US Food and Drug Administration, where she most recently served as senior advisor and acting chief of staff to the FDA commissioner. Before that she spent two years as FDA deputy commissioner for policy, planning, and legislation. Prior to her positions at the FDA, Howard spent two years as chief of staff at the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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.