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People in the News: Oved Amitay, Akshay Vaishnaw, Jared Gollob, Lubomir Nechev

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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has made a number of changes to its senior management team, hiring Oved Amitay to fill the newly created position of vice president and head of commercial.

Amitay previously served as vice president of strategic development for the personalized genetic health business unit of Genzyme.

The company has also promoted senior vice president and CMO Akshay Vaishnaw to executive vice president and CMO; senior director Jared Gollob to vice president of clinical research; and senior director Lubomir Nechev to vice president of process service.

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.