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Rob Metcalf

NextGxDx has appointed Rob Metcalf as CEO. Most recently, Metcalf served as president and chief operating officer for Digital Reasoning. He has also held multiple positions with LexisNexis, including as vice president of global operations for the company's practice management division. Metcalf succeeds Founder Mark Harris, who will step down as CEO and serve as the company's chief innovation officer.

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.