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Cynthia Bens

Cynthia Bens will join the Personalized Medicine Coalition as vice president of public policy on August 21. Bens comes to PMC after more than a decade with the Alliance for Aging Research where she helped advocate for policies, including the 21st Century Cures Act, the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, and FDA’s Patient-Focused Drug Development initiative. Prior to that, she spent four years at the bipartisan government affairs firm the Loeffler Group and also worked as a staff assistant on Capitol Hill.

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.