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Pairings: Sep 21, 2011


CardioDx has hired Andrew Guggenhime as its new chief financial officer and Mark Monane as its chief medical officer.

Guggenhime has more than decade of experience as a CFO for various firms. Most recently, he served as CFO for Gilead Sciences subsidiary Calistoga Pharmaceuticals.

Monane was managing director of equity research for Needham & Company for 11 years, and before that he was senior director of medical policy and practices at Medco Health Solutions.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.