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Carol Bult

Carol Bult, a cancer researcher at Jackson Laboratory, has been appointed to the Knowlton family chair, an endowed professorship newly established by Winthrop Knowlton, chairman emeritus of the Laboratory’s board of trustees. The endowed chair will provide Bult with additional resources and support for her research efforts in computational biology and genetics.

Bult is a principal investigator in the Mouse Genome Informatics consortium. She is also deputy director of JAX's National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and scientific director of the lab's PDX/Cancer Avatar program.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.