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Norman Winarsky

Predictive analytics firm Interpreta has hired Norman Winarsky as vice president of artificial intelligence and natural-language analytics. In that capacity, Winarsky will supervise development of voice, image, and natural-language interpretation technologies for the company. Winarsky, a former president of SRI Ventures, cofounded the Siri voice assistant.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.