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Movers & Shakers: Aug 26, 2011

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Pronota founder and chief scientific officer Koen Kas has left the company to pursue work on a new venture.

A professor at Ghent University, Kas is also chairman of the scientific committee at the European Cancer Prevention Organization. Prior to founding Pronota he was business development manager at VIB.

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.