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Jeffrey Saffer, Paul Kelly, Debra Goldfarb, Vernon Turner


Visualization software developer OmniViz has appointed company founder Jeffrey Saffer as president. Saffer, who will continue his role as CTO, replaces former CEO and president Paul Kelly.

HPCWire, an online news service, has reported that IDC life science information technology
and high-performance computing analyst Debra Goldfarb has left to take a “strategic planning”
position at IBM “at a senior level.” Vernon Turner, group vice president of global enterprise server solutions at IDC, will take over Goldfarb’s duties.


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The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.