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Marc LePage

Marc LePage has been appointed presdient and CEO of Genome Canada, effective Jan. 4. LePage has served as president and CEO of Génome Québec since 2011. Prior to this, he was special advisor for climate change and energy at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC; and consul general in the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

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.