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David Teitel

Alere Senior Vice President of Finance David Teitel resigned from the firm on Sept. 30, Alere said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. No reason was given for his resignation. Earlier this year, Alere said that Teitel would be transitioning from his role as CFO and treasurer at the firm into a new role. He joined Alere in 2003 as director of finance operations and became vice president of finance the following year.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.