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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

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.