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Joshua LaBaer

Joshua LaBaer has been appointed the executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, effective April 1. He was formerly at Harvard before joining ASU in 2009 to lead personalized medicine efforts at the institute as the university's first Virginia G. Piper Chair of Personalized Medicine, and director of the Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics. 

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.