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4basebio: Heikki Lanckriet, David Roth

Heikki Lanckriet and David Roth have resigned from the management board of German company 4basebio (formerly Expedeon). Going forward, they will focus on managing the operational business of the company's UK spinoff, 4basebio SE, which plans to start trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), a market segment of the London Stock Exchange, in January.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.