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Tekmira Pharmaceuticals has appointed Bruce Cousins as its new CFO.

Cousins previously served in various roles at Aspreva Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, and Deloitte & Touche.

He is replacing Ian Mortimer, who is leaving Tekmira to become CFO of biopharmaceutical firm Xenon Pharmaceuticals.

The Scan

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Study Reveals Potential Sex-Specific Role for Noncoding RNA in Depression

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New mRNA Vaccines Offer Hope for Fighting Malaria

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