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Paula Green and Mark Daniels

Twist Bioscience has appointed Paula Green as vice president of human resources and Mark Daniels as general counsel. Green brings over 20 years of global human resources experience and joins Twist from Qiagen, where she served as vice president of global human resources. Before Qiagen, she served as the human resources manager for Operon Technologies. Daniels comes to Twist from Broadcom in Irvine, California, where he served a vice president of Law and deputy chief corporate compliance officer. Before his work at Broadcom, he served as vice president and associate general counsel at Amgen. Daniels' law firm experience includes time at Irell & Manella, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and Skadden Arps.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.