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People in the News: May 6, 2011


NextBio has tapped Farzad (Zod) Nazem to serve on its board of directors.

Prior to joining NextBio, Nazem served as Yahoo!’s chief technology officer from 1996 until he retired in 2007. He spent 11 years as vice president of the media and web server division at Oracle and was a member of the company's product divisions management committee. In addition, he has held various technical positions at Sydis and Rolm.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.