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Targeted therapies are only as good as the tests that determine whether they are warranted, says this article in the New York Times. In it, Linda Griffith, the head of MIT's Center for Gynepathology Research, says that she has seen this both as a researcher and as a patient. Her Her2 test on a breast biopsy came back as a mosaic and whether or not she should take Herceptin was unclear.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.