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Arne Materna

CosmosID announced today that it appointed Arne Materna as its VP of product. Materna previously worked at Qiagen, where he directed the product management organization responsible for a high-growth segment of Qiagen's portfolio of bioinformatics products. Prior to Qiage, Materna held managment and senior roles at CLC bio, Pacific Biosciences, and MIT. 

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.