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Jonathan Seaton

Illumina has appointed Jonathan Seaton as senior VP for corporate and business development. In this role, Seaton will be responsible for global business development activities, including strategic commercial deals, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and partnerships. He joins Illumina from Becton Dickinson, where he was VP and head of strategy and business development for the Life Sciences segment. He previously held leadership roles at Hoffman-La Roche, Roche Tissue Diagnostics, LS9, and several consulting firms and investment banks.

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.