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People in the News: Jun 11, 2009


Liquidia Technologies has named Thomas Templeman as its senior vice president of integrated supply chain.

Templeman previously served as general manager of Johnson & Johnson company Centocor Biologics.

Miragen Therapeutics announced that Eric Olson, the company's CSO and co-founder, has won the grand prize of the Institut de France's Fondation Lefoulon-Delalande.

Olson is also a professor and chairman of the molecular biology department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

According to the company, the award was made in recognition of Olson's research into the mechanisms of gene regulation in heart development.

The Scan

Rare Genetic Disease Partnership

A public-private partnership plans to speed the development of gene therapies for rare genetic diseases, Stat News writes.

Approval Sought for Alzheimer's Drug

The Wall Street Journal reports Eli Lilly has initiated a rolling submission to the US Food and Drug Administration to seek approval for its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

DNA Barcoding Paper Retracted

Science reports that a 2014 DNA barcoding paper was retracted after a co-author brought up data validity concerns.

Nature Papers Present Genomic Analysis of Bronze Age Mummies, Approach to Study Host-Pathogen Interactions

In Nature this week: analysis finds Tarim mummies had local genetic origin, and more.