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Irene Kourtis

Australian Genome Research Facility has appointed Irene Kourtis as CEO. Most recently, Kourtis served as CEO of Children First Foundation, a Melbourne-based charity providing lifesaving surgery for children from developing countries. Before her work at Children First Foundation, she served as head of enterprise and business development for the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.