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Stephen Game

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Genetix has tapped Stephen Game to fill the new position of head of research and development, a job he will begin in November. Game currently is a technology manager of cellular science at GE Healthcare Life Sciences, where he is involved in strategic development and product portfolio management. He arrived at GE Healthcare when it purchased Amersham Biosciences, where Game was department director of cell biology.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.