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Migrations: Feb 13, 2009


Cellumen this week announced that it has promoted Patricia "Kate" Johnston to chief scientific officer from vice president of discovery programs.

Prior to joining Cellumen in 2005, Johnston spent more than 10 years with Sphinx Pharmaceuticals, a division of Eli Lilly. She joined Sphinx as a scientist, before being promoted to senior scientist, head of lead generation biology, and director of lead generation biology.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.