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Kristiina Vuori

Bionano Genomics has appointed Kristiina Vuori to its board of directors. Vuori is president and a board member of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP.) She also serves as a professor at SBP's National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. She holds an MD and PhD from Finland's University of Oulu. Her research has helped delineate molecular pathways that regulate cancer cell survival, motility, metastasis, and drug responsiveness. Her molecular characterization of prolyl hydroxylase helped to enable the formation of FibroGen. 

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.