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Renuka Uppaluri

Alere has appointed Renuka Uppaluri senior vice president of global reasearch and development. In this newly-created role, Uppaluri will be responsible for leading R&D across the firm's Cardiometabolic, Infectious Disease and Toxicology global business units, and she will also lead its enterprise functions of clinical research, discovery and instrumentation. Uppaluri previously led the Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions R&D team at Covidien, and prior to that she was the general manager for GE Healthcare’s Global Diagnostics and X-Ray Imaging Division.

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.