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Dave Henderson

Epic Sciences has appointed Dave Henderson as chief information officer. Henderson has more than 20 years of experience in information technologies. He comes most recently from Sequenom where he was CIO and was a key member of an executive team that developed a commercialization plan for the company, implementing systems to support its ISO certification, FDA submissions, and laboratory-developed diagnostic tests. He has also held a position as vice president of TV systems support for Paramount Pictures.  

The Scan

US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.