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Lifebit: Frank Seo

Lifebit has hired Frank Seo as general manager. Seo, who will run the London-based company's commercial operations and oversee global expansion plans, comes to Lifebit from life sciences software vendor Veeva Systems. Most recently, he was VP of enterprise customer relationship management strategy at Veeva. He also spent nearly nine years as VP of business development at the firm and previously served as its general manager for South Korea.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.