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Mario Morken

Exosome Diagnostics has appointed Mario Morken as director of business development. Prior to joining Exosome Diagnostics, Morken served as senior product manager at Bio-Rad Laboratories. Before that, he served as a product manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Morken began his career working as a research associate for a private biotech company before moving to the National Institutes of Health, where he spent over six years as a researcher in the laboratory of NIH Director Francis Collins.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.