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Catalina Lopez-Correa

Genome British Columbia has appointed Catalina Lopez-Correa as vice president of sector development and chief scientific officer. Most recently, Lopez-Correa was the vice president and chief scientific officer of scientific affairs at Genome Quebec.  Since 2002, she has served as evaluator for large multinational projects funded by the European Commission, the Innovative Medicine Initiative and the National Institutes of Health. 

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.