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Bonnie Anderson

Castle Biosciences has appointed Bonnie Anderson to its Board of Directors. Anderson is the Co-founder, President, and CEO of molecular diagnostics firm Veracyte.

Prior to founding Veracyte, Anderson served as a consultant, drawing on her 18 years of experience at laboratory instrument firm Beckman Coulter. She is also a trustee emeritus of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences in Claremont, California. 

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.