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Bernhard Kirschbaum

Protagen said that Bernhard Kirschbaum has joined the firm's supervisory board. Kirschbaum is the former head of research and early development of Merck Serono and has held executive positions at Hoechst, Aventis, Sanofi, and Merck Serono. 

The Scan

Test of the China Initiative

According to Science, the upcoming trial of Harvard University chemist Charles Lieber will test the US China Initiative.

Collaborative Approach

A virologist who spotted the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 tells the Associated Press that its detection was aided by scientific sharing.

Genes of a Guide Dog

Wired reports on a study aimed at uncovering genes involved in being a successful guide dog.

PLOS Papers on RNAs in Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Ebola Field Lab, Embryonic RNA Editing

In PLOS this week: circRNA-mediated ceRNA network points to prostate cancer biomarkers, Ebola testing at frontline field laboratory, and more.