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Ward Wolff, William Taylor

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Ward Wolff has joined Abgenix as CFO and senior vice president of finance. Wolff was previously CFO of telecommunications firm QuantumShift, and served as CFO of DoubleTwist from 1998 to 2002.


Accelrys has tapped William Taylor for the position of vice president of marketing. Taylor most recently served as the director of strategy and planning for the Rational division of IBM’s software group.

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Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.