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Olivier Elemento

Olivier Elemento has been named director of the Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, succeeding Mark Rubin, the institute's founding director. Elemento was most recently director of the institute's computational biology group. He is also the associate director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Institute for Computational Biomedicine and co-leader of the Genetics, Epigenetics, and Systems Biology program in the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from University Paul Sabatier, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from INSA Toulouse, and a doctorate in computational biology from the University of Montpellier/CNRS.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.