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Mark Boyle

Clinical Genomics has appointed Mark Boyle as president of in vitro diagnostics. Boyle joins Clinical Genomics from Qiagen, where he served as a VP for nearly five years. Previously, he served as president of Cellestis, prior to that firm's acquisition by Qiagen and successful integration into the company. He has also served as general manager for the UK subsidiary of Diagnostics Systems Laboratories.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.