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People in the News: David Jansen, Marian Sacco, Glen Ferguson

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Vermillion has named David Jansen its VP of marketing, a new position at the firm. Jansen joins Vermillion from Myriad Genetics, where he held senior marketing roles for the past seven years.

Vermillion also said that Chief Commercial Officer Marian Sacco will be leaving the company as part of a reorganization and restructuring. Sacco had joined the firm just last December.


Healthtell has named Glen Ferguson vice president of corporate development. Ferguson was previously vice president of molecular biomarkers at ApoCell. Before that he was head of global strategic accounts at Beckman Coulter.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.