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Stephen David, Sunny Tam, John Reed

Stephen David has joined Nonlinear Dynamics' strategic marketing team. Stephen joins Nonlinear from GE Healthcare, formerly Amersham Biosciences, where he served as DiGE global applications specialist, and helped develop GE Healthcare's DeCyder DiGE-specific 2D image analysis product.


Sunny Tam has joined the University of Massachusetts Medical School as research associate professor, and Douglas Hinerfeld as research assistant professor, both of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, UMMS said last week. The two researchers come to UMMS from Charles River Proteomic Services, which closed down last year. They will participate in running the new UMMS Proteomic Consortium


John Reed, president of the non-profit Burnham Institute, has joined the board of directors of Pharmion. Reed is scientific co-founder of Idun Pharmaceuticals and GMP/Diagnostics, and serves on the board of directors of Stratagene and Biocom, an industry organization.

The Scan

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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.