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Aaron Mendes, Debora Thompson, Sharon Terry

Luna DNA has hired Aaron Mendes as vice president of marketing and Debora Thompson as VP of business strategy and operation. The genomic and medical research database company also named Genetic Alliance CEO Sharon Terry to its advisory board. Thompson is a former director of market strategy and innovation for clinincal genomics at Illumina. Mendes is an entrepreneur who founded and later sold digital marketing intelligence startup Quantio. 

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.