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People in the News: May 18, 2010

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BioNanomatrix has named David Barker to serve on its board of directors. Barker was vice president and chief scientific officer at Illumina between 2000 and 2006, and before that he was VP and chief science advisor at Amersham Biosciences and VP of research and business development at Molecular Dynamics. He also serves on the boards of Cell Biosciences, Integrated Diagnostics, IntegenX, and NextBio, and he is an advisor to Illumina, GenVault, Diagnostics for the Real World, Helixis, BiOptix, and DNA Direct.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.