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Crane Harris

The San Diego Blood Bank has appointed Crane Harris as the group's Chief Business Officer. He is tasked with generating new partnerships and revenue streams to support the blood bank's mission of saving lives with high-quality blood services in partnership with the community, the group said. Harris previously served as director of business development at Illumina. Prior to Illumina, Harris held positions at La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company in both business development and overseeing the bioinformatics team. Harris has also held positions at Monsanto, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. 

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.