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Ajay Gopal, Deena Bahri

Helix has hired Ajay Gopal as chief financial officer and Deena Bahri as chief marketing officer. Gopal was most recently vice president and CFO at StubHub and before that held several roles at eBay and GE Healthcare. Bahri was previously chief marketing officer at startup juice company Juicero and before that chief marketing officer at Birchbox.

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.