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Farzana Moinuddin, Ann Wallin

Nanosphere has named Farzana Moinuddin acting principal financial officer and interim chief accounting officer. She replaces Ann Wallin, who resigned from her roles as interim chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, and secretary. Moinuddin joined the firm in May 2014 and previously held the role of accounting manager. From 2005 to 2014, she worked at Stericycle. She has an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

The Scan

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.