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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine Scientific Advisory Board

The Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine has named six individuals to its inaugural scientific advisory board. They are:

  • James Downing, president and CEO, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
  • Elizabeth Blackburn, president, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • George Church, professor, Wyss Institute at Harvard University
  • Cato Laurencin, university professor and distiguished professor, University of Connecticut
  • Thomas Insel, former director, National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health; former director of mental health research, Verily Life Sciences; and currernt president, Mindstrong Health
  • Isaac Kohane, professor and chair of biomedical informatics, Harvard Medical School; and professor of pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
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.