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Kim Popovits, Hakan Sakul

The Personalized Medicine Coalition has elected two new board members, Genomic Health CEO Kim Popovits and Hakan Sakul, head of diagnostics at Pfizer. Popovits and Sakul are joining PMC's board as the terms for two current members — Felix Frueh of Human Longevity and Jeffrey Cossman, formerly of United States Diagnostic Standards — expire.

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.