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Health Network Laboratories: Xinjing Wang

Xinjing Wang has been appointed director of clinical genomics at Health Network Laboratories. Wang is currently associate director of the genetics laboratory, department of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also was director of a CLIA-certified genetic lab at the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and he was medical director of molecular diagnostics laboratory, department of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota. 

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.