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Mark McClellan

San Francisco-based life science and health data firm Seer has appointed Mark McClellan to its board of directors. McClellan currently serves as a professor of business, medicine, and health policy at Duke's Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. Prior to Duke, McClellan served as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and commissioner at the US Food and Drug Administration. 

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.