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Lori Batta

Lori Batta has been promoted to chief commercial officer of Celmatix. Previously, she was the company's senior vice president of sales. Prior to joining Celmatix, Batta was senior vice president of business development and strategic alliances at Good Start Genetics, and before that, she held senior roles at MDR Specialty Pharmacy, EMD Serono, and Novartis.

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.