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Laurie Goodman

ClearLight Diagnostics has appointed Laurie Goodman as CSO. In this role, she will serve as the company's principal scientific officer and will be responsible for the design and execution of ClearLight scientific development programs. Goodman has served as a consultant to ClearLight since August 2015. Before joining ClearLight, she served as senior director of medical affairs at Biodesix. She has also held positions of increasing responsibility at Affymetrix, Monogram Biosciences, and Lynx Therapeutics.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.