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Brady Davis, John Ellithorpe

DNAnexus expands its executive leadership team by appointing Brady Davis as vice president of strategy and marketing and John Ellithorpe as chief product officer. Davis comes to DNAnexus from Illumina, where he identified investment and acquisition opportunities, developed strategic partnerships, and led global product marketing for informatics. Before his work at Illumina, he led business development, strategy, and innovation for Oracle's Health Science Global Business Unit. Ellithorpe joins Illumina from Vantiq, where he served as chief product officer. Before his work at Vantiq, he co-founded Model N, where he served as chief technology officer and chief product officer.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.