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Venkatadri Bobba

Cancer Genetics has added Venkatadri Bobba to Cancer Genetics India's board of directors. Bobba has more than 36 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries and is currently a general partner with Ventureast. Previously, he was senior vice president of operations at Aradigm, and between 2001 and 2003 he was executive VP at Diosynth.  

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.