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Sophia Genetics: Bram Goorden

Sophia Genetics has hired Bram Goorden as chief commercial officer and head of North American operations. Goorden, who will oversee expansion of the firm's global reach, joins Sophia from Foundation Medicine, where he was VP of international business and partnering. He previously served as general manager and head of therapeutics for Prometheus Laboratories.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.