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Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, William Geddie, James Jacobberger, Gloria Juan, William Telford

CompuCyte and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory this week announced the advisory committee of its new Regional Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Center of Excellence. Named to the committee are Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, director of the Brander Cancer Research Institute at New York Medical College in Valhalla; William Geddie, a member of the Department of Pathology at the University Health Network and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto; James Jacobberger, a professor of oncology and associate director for shared resources, and director of the Cell Analysis Core at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in Cleveland; Gloria Juan, a senior scientist at Amgen; and William Telford, director of the Core Flow Cytometry Resource at the National Cancer Institute.

The Scan

US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.