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Peter Murray

IDBS has hired Peter Murray to serve as its chief technology officer. In the role, Murray will be responsible for directing IDBS' vision and technology ambitions. Prior to joining the company, Murray held CTO and VP roles at Daktari, Quantrix,, and Seafax, among other companies. He also previously consulted for IDBS on technology strategy and architecture.

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.