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Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips has been named chief scientific officer of Sequence Bio, a startup biotechnology company serving the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Phillips, who most recently was vice president of genomics at Genomics Medicine Ireland, will lead data-driven genomic and precision medicine research for Sequence Bio. The company said he would concentrate on "deep and complete multi-omic and longitudinal health information in disease-specific cohorts," including the NL Genome Project, a proposed province-wide sequencing effort.

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.