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Fluidigm: Sam Colella, Carlos Paya, Pat Jones, Laura Clague

Sam Colella, chairman of Fluidigm's board of directors, and Pat Jones, current audit committe chairman, will retire from the company's board, Fluidigm President and CEO Chris Linthwaite said during the company's earnings conference call this week. 

Carlos Paya, a trained immunologist, infectious disease expert, and physician, has been elected as the new chairman. In addition, Laura Clague will become the new audit committee chairwoman.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.