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Michael Cohen, Ren Bernards, Claire Fraser

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Michael Cohen has become the new chief scientific officer of Toronto-based MetriGenix, following the company's acquisition of GeneXP Biosciences , the company said last week. He is the former president of GeneXP.


René Bernards, chief scientific officer of Agendia, has won the Spinoza prize from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, Agendia said last week. He also heads the division of molecular carcinogenesis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute.


Claire Fraser has won the 2005 Promega Biotechnology Research Award, the Institute for Genomic Research said last week. She is the president and director, as well as a co-founder, of Rockville, Md.-based TIGR. Fraser, who received the award at the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Atlanta, is honored for her "outstanding contributions and research to the application of biotechnology through fundamental microbiological research and development." She holds a PhD in pharmacology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BS in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.