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Kris Venkat


Bangalore, India-based bioinformatics company Strand Genomics has appointed Kris Venkat to its board of directors. From 1992 to 2000, Venkat was chairman and CEO of biotech company Phyton. He is currently the chairman of Morphochem, Transvivo, Automated Cell, and Sundari Enterprises and is the co-founder and chairman of Accentua Pharma and Juelich Enzyme Products, both based in Germany.

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The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more