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Vivien Bonazzi

Vivien Bonazzi has joined the National Human Genome Research Institute as program director for computational biology and bioinformatics. Bonazzi most recently served as senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton's Global Health Group. Prior to that, she was the director of research and development for Invitrogen’s bioinformatics business and director of product development and scientific management at Celera Genomics.

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The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.