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People in the News: Apr 5, 2011 (rev. 1)

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Roche Diagnostics has appointed Robert Yates to head Roche Applied Science. He succeeds Manfred Baier, who will retire from the company at the end of the year. Yates will report to Roche Diagnostics COO Daniel ODay.

Most recently, Yates served as Roche Diagnostics' global head of business development and licensing. He has also held leadership positions in R&D, engineering and process management within Roche Diagnostics, both in the company's Indianapolis facility and in Roche's headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.