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People in the News: Sep 30, 2011 (rev. 1)


Eagle Genomics has hired David Flanders as CEO.

Flanders most recently led StemCells' UK operations. Prior to that he was head of basic technologies at Lion Bioscience.

Flanders replaces Eagle co-founder and founding CEO Abel Ureta-Vidal, who will serve as chief operating officer.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.