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Mary Alice McMorrow

Good Start Genetics has appointed Mary Alice McMorrow as vice president of marketing. She will be responsible for leading the company's marketing activities in each of its three markets: clinical, consumer, and pediatric. Most recently, McMorrow led brand development and consumer communications at a Boston-based startup in the creative entertainment category. Previously, she has managed well-known global brands, including Stride Rite, Playskool, Safety 1st, and Always brands.

The Scan

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.