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Christian Henry

Wave Life Sciences has appointed Christian Henry to its board of directors and chair of its audit committee. Henry has over twenty years of leadership experience, ten of which was spent holding a variety of executive level positions at Illumina, including CFO, general manager of life sciences, general manager of genomic solutions, and most recently chief commercial officer. Prior to joining Illumina, he served as CFO of Tickets.com. He has also he served as vice president of finance and corporate controller of Affymetrix, and held various positions at Nektar Therapeutics, Sugen, and Ernst & Young.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.