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Robert Rosenthal

Bruker has appointed Robert Rosenthal to its board of directors. Rosenthal currently serves as CEO and a director for Taconic Biosciences. He has also previously served as chairman and CEO of Intelligent Medical Implants; president and CEO of Magellan Biosciences; and in senior management positions at PerkinElmer and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The Scan

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.