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John Bakewell and Bill Megan

Exact Sciences has appointed John Bakewell as CFO and announced that Bill Megan, senior vice president of finance, will be leaving. Bakewell will begin his new role on Jan 1, 2016 and will report to Chairman, President and CEO Kevin Conroy. Most recently, Bakewell was CFO at Lantheus Holdings. He also serves as a director of two medical technology companies, as a member of the audit committee of Entellus Medical, and as the chairman of Keystone Dental's audit committee. Megan has served as the company's senior vice president of finance since August 2013, and will be leaving after a short transition period. 

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.