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Movers & Shakers: Nov 19, 2010


Jonathan Knowles, vice chairman and chief scientific officer at Caris Life Sciences, has received the 2010 Scrip Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually to recognize achievements in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and allied industries.

Knowles joined Caris's board in September 2009. Before that he was president of group research at Roche. He is also a professor of translational medicine at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.