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Lee Hartwell, Elliott Burkland

Lee Hartwell and Elliott Burkland have joined the board of directors of SEngine Precision Medicine. Hartwell is the former president and director of the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. He received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2001. Burkland is an investor in SEngine.

The Scan

WHO OKs Emergency Use of Sinopharm Vaccine

The World Health Organization has granted emergency approval for Sinopharm's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Guardian reports.

Scientific Integrity Panel to Meet

According to the Associated Press, a new US scientific integrity panel is to meet later this week.

Trying in the Eye

NPR reports that a study of Editas Medicine's CRISPR therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis has begun.

PLOS Papers on Cerebellum Epigenetics, Copy Number Signature Tool, Acute Lung Injury Networks

In PLOS this week: epigenetics analysis of brain tissue, bioinformatics tool to find copy number signatures in cancer, and more.