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Lloyd Sanders

Epic Sciences has appointed Lloyd Sanders as president and CEO. He will be replacing Murali Prahalad, who is stepping down and has been appointed to the board of directors. Sanders joins the firm with 20 years of diagnostic and pharmaceutical industry experience. He previously served as president of Myriad Genetics' oncology segment. Prior to Myriad, Sanders served as chief operating officer at Dey Pharma. Before Dey Pharma, Sanders worked at Genta, where he acted as VP of marketing and later COO.

The Scan

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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

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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.

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