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The Upstarts

Fortune says "it takes something special to run young companies," and the magazine has a list of executives that it says has that certain je ne sais quoi. On it is Pacific Biosciences' Hugh Martin, who is the chief executive officer there. Fortune notes that Martin has "successfully taken two companies — in different industries — public" and that he "understands the entrepreneurial mentality." Also on the list is Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Max Levchin, the vice president of engineering at Google.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.