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Ana Ward

Rosetta Genomics has appointed Ana Ward as executive vice president of legal and corporate development. Ward most recently served as chief operating officer of Aptamir Therapeutics, a biotech startup focused on microRNA-based therapeutics. Prior to that, she was general counsel and senior vice president for Asuragen, and its spinoff Mirna Therapeutics. Ward has also served as general counsel at Ambion and senior intellectual property counsel for Yum! Brands.

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.