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Rob Fannon

Cancer Genetics has hired Rob Fannon as vice president of operations in the Research Triangle Park, NC location. Fannon comes to Cancer Genetics from Roche Molecular's BioSpecimen Management division, where he oversaw biospecimen acquisition, panel production, project management, and client relations. Fannon holds an MPH and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

The Scan

US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.