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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

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.