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Namocell: Bob Cao

Single-cell biology company Namocell has appointed Bob Cao as VP of engineering. Cao spent 12 years at Becton Dickinson's BD Biosciences, where he led engineering efforts for multiple flow cytometry platforms. He also previously held product development lead roles at 10x Genomics and Complete Genomics.

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.