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Jamie L’Heureux

Progeny Genetics, a Delray Beach, Florida-based subsidiary of Ambry Genetics, has promoted Jamie L’Heureux to CEO. L'Heureux had been a software project manager at the company since 2014 and previously worked as a contractor for Progeny. She also has 12 years of experience as a board-certified genetic counselor.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.