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Abigail McElhinny

Personal Genome Diagnostics has appointed Abigail McElhinny as senior vice president of research and development, operations. McElhinny joins PGDx from Roche, where she most recently held the position of VP of assay and reagent development for Ventana Medical Systems. For the past decade, she has held positions of increasing responsibility at Ventana Medical. Earlier in her career, McElhinny worked as a senior scientist at Aastrom.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.