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Evan Eichler

The New York Genome Center has appointed Evan Eichler as an associate faculty member. He will help lead the autism study for the Center for Common Disease Genomics at NYGC that was established through the National Human Genome Research Institute common disease grant. In addition, Eichler will take on an advisory role planning scientific initiatives with the leadership and faculty of NYGC. He is currently a professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator in the department of genome science at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is an editor of Genome Research and has served on various scientific advisory boards for both the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.