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Volkmar Weckesser

Centogene has appointed Volkmar Weckesser as its chief information officer. Most recently, Weckesser served as chief information officer for Gothaer Insurance Enterprise and CEO of the incorporated Gothaer Systems. Before his work at Gothaer, he served as director of IT/organization at the HSH Nordbank and served as IT director at DekaBank. Weckesser will start his new position on June 1.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.