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Dan Glickman

Former Congressman and US Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman has joined the strategic advisory board of Pathway Genomics. He was Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 to 2001. Prior to that, he represented a Kansas district in Congress for 18 years. Glickman also was chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America from 2004 to 2010 and is executive director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program. 

The Scan

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.