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Castle Biosciences: Miles Harrison

Castle Biosciences has appointed Miles Harrison to its board of directors effective immediately, expanding the size of the board to eight members. Harrison will stand for election for a three-year term at the company's 2020 annual meeting of stockholders.

Since February 2016, Harrison as served as the North American president and general manager of independent global dermatology company Galderma Laboratories. He has also served as vice president and general manager of Galderma's consumer business unit. Prior to Galderma, Harrison spent most of his career at Novartis, and has held multiple leadership positions of increasing responsibility across the consumer, oncology and pharmaceuticals businesses, most recently as vice president and head of global advocacy.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.