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David Daly

Foundation Medicine has appointed David Daly as chief commercial officer. He was most recently vice president of commercial operations in the Anatomic Pathology Division at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Before that, he was head of oncology, medical sciences at Life Technologies, before the company was acquired by Thermo Fisher. Daly also held several positions at Clarient, including as chief commercial officer, and before that he worked in sales and marketing at Roche Diagnostics and Abbott Laboratories.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.