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George Adam Jr., Arnold Levine, William Longfield, Eric Setzer, Gary Boch

Eric Setzer has become chief financial officer and Gary Boch senior director of sales at Expression Analysis, the company said last week. Setzer was previously CFO of Kolis Scientific. Boch comes to EA from Amaxa, where he was national director of industrial markets.

Three members of Applied Biosystems' board of directors will join the board of the Life Technologies, the new company that will result from the merger of ABI and Invitrogen, when the transaction closes: George Adam, Jr., chairman of Recondo Technology; Arnold Levine, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study; and William Longfield, retired chairman and CEO of C.R. Bard. The nine current members of Invitrogen's board of directors will also become directors of the new company.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.