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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

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

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