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Joshua Mann

Joshua Mann has joined Inspirata as vice president of the company's Cancer Information Data Trust. He will be responsible for aligning the CIDT business strategy with systems design and data flow, spanning data collection, organization and management, as well as data analysis and visualization. Mann has previously served as director of oncology technology solutions and acting chief technology officer for CancerLinQ, a subsidiary or the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He also cofounded SHARE for Cures, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower patients to use their individual health data to advance medical research. Immediately prior to joining Inspirata, Mann ran a consulting firm through which he served as a consulting chief information officer to Guardian Research Network.

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.