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GenomeQuest has appointed Richard Wilson to its science advisory board.

Wilson is a professor of genetics and director of the Genome Center at Washington University School of Medicine. His research focuses on using genome sequencing and analysis technology to improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other human diseases.


Integromics, a data management and analysis software company, has appointed Michael McManus as its president and CEO

Prior to joining Integromics, McManus led GenomeQuest’s corporate marketing, strategic alliances, product marketing, and product development efforts. He has also served as vice president of business development for the BioSciences Group of Fujitsu Computer Systems, and as vice president of marketing and business development at CambridgeSoft.

McManus will lead Integromics' efforts to expand its customer base, with a particular focus on proteomics and on further developing the company's activity in the US and Asian markets.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.