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Francois Martelet

Novigenix has appointed Francois Martelet as a non-executive director. Martelet recently retired as CEO at NetScientific. He was also chairman of several companies, including Vortex BioSciences, Wanda, Glycotest, and ProAxsis. Prior to that, Martelet was CEO at Topotarget and held senior commercial roles at Novartis Pharma and Merck.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.