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Darin Leigh

Metabolon has appointed Darin Leigh its chief commercial officer. Leigh will oversee commercial strategy for the firm's Metabolomics and Biomarker Services, Precision Medicine, and Diagnostics business units. He joins the firm from Asuragen, where he served as senior VP of commercial operations. He also previously held senior-level sales, marketing, and operations jobs at Luminex and Abbott Laboratories.

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.