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Eric Dishman

The National Institute of Health has appointed Eric Dishman as director of the Precision Medicine Initiative, or PMI, Cohort Program. Dishman will lead the NIH's effort to build the PMI landmark longitudinal research study of one million or more US volunteers to expand our ability to improve health and treat disease through precision medicine. Most recently, he served as vice president and Intel Fellow of Intel's Health and Life Sciences group.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.