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Robert Green, Natasha Frank

Veritas Genetics has appointed Robert Green and Natasha Frank to its medical and scientific advisory board. Green directs the Genomes2People research program. He also leads the first randomized trials to explore the implementation of medical sequencing in adults and newborns through the MedSeq and BabySeq projects. Frank leads research programs funded by the US National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration, and the Department of Defense that investigate the biology of stem cells residing in human tissues and their relationship to genetic disease and cancer.

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.