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Pairings: Jun 29, 2011

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Cepheid has tapped Robert Kwiatkowski to be its VP of infectious disease research and development. Kwiatkowski has worked in nucleic acid infectious disease test development at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Gentra Systems, Third Wave Technologies, Becton Dickinson Molecular Diagnostics, and Digene Diagnostics.

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.