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People in the News: Oct 11, 2011

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Exosome Diagnostics has appointed David Okrongly as its chief operating officer. Okrongly formerly was president and CEO of single molecule array firm Quanterix and he was leader of global R&D for Bayer Diagnostics.


Michael Sussman has been named a Class of 1933 Bascom Professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Sussman is director of UW-Madison’s Biotechnology Center and a cofounder of NimbleGen Systems, now Roche NimbleGen.

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.