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Daniel Keesman, Susie Stephens, Swami Swaminathan


Daniel Keesman has been promoted from executive vice president of global business to chief business officer of Heidelberg, Germany-based Lion Bioscience. Keesman will also join Lion’s executive management board.


Susie Stephens, formerly discovery informatics market segment manager for Sun Microsystems, has joined Oracle as senior product manager in the UK for the company’s life sciences group.


Bangalore, India-based Strand Genomics has added Swami Swaminathan, senior director of structural chemistry at Gilead and a primary author of the CHARMM molecular simulation program, to its scientific advisory board.

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The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.