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Scott Sorensen

Human Longevity has announced that it has appointed Scott Sorensen as its Chief Technology Officer. Sorenson previously worked at Ancestry, where he served in multiple roles including director of engineering and culminating as CTO. In the 16 past years at Ancestry, Sorenson directed the development of scalable technology platforms and architecture in addition to creating processes for engineers and scientists to deliver solutions to clients effectively.

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.