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Pete Betzelos and Joachim Schorr

Fluidigm has appointed Pete Betzelos as senior vice president of marketing, and Joachim Schorr as senior vice president of research and development. They will both report to Marc Unger, executive vice president of research, development, and marketing. Betzelos most recently served as global leader of clinical next-generation sequencing in vitro diagnostics systems at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Previously, he was vice president of global marketing at Cepheid and has held executive positions at Roche. Schorr most recently served as CSO at Caris Life Sciences. Previously he served as managing director and senior vice president of global research and development at Qiagen.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.