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Pairings: Apr 21, 2010

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association's diagnostics division, AdvaMed Dx, announced that Donal Quinn, CEO of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has been appointed to its board of directors.


Cancer molecular diagnostics company Allegro Diagnostics has tapped Duncan Whitney to serve as VP of R&D. Whitney has formerly worked in executive scientific positions at Exact Sciences, US Genomics, and Progenika.

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.