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David Roth, Pilar de la Huerta

Sygnis has appointed David Roth as its new CFO. In this role, Roth will be in charge of financial strategy and accounting processes. Former CFO Pilar de la Huerta will remain with the company, serving as co-CEO with Heikki Lanckriet and as chief business development officer. Roth comes to Sygnis with over 20 years of financial management experience focused on the healthcare sector, and has spent the last several years serving as CFO for several international organizations.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.