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Tom Olenic

Advanced Cell Diagnostics has appointed Tom Olenic as chief commercial officer. Olenic most recently was general manager of sequencing and senior vice president of commercial operations for the forensics organization at IntegenX. He has also held commercial and senior management roles at Bios, PerSeptive Bioscience, Millipore, Molecular Devices (a Danaher company), and FreeSlate.

The Scan

US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.