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People in the News: May 7, 2009


The American Association for Cancer Research announced this week that its president, Tyler Jacks, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences.

Jacks is currently the director of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and is a professor at the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. His research focuses on the genetics of cancer development, including the role that microRNAs play in the disease.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.