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Waters: Mark Beaudouin, Keely Aleman

Waters has announced that Mark Beaudouin is retiring as senior VP, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Keeley Aleman, who is the firm's current VP, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary, will take his place. Prior to joining Waters in 2006, Aleman held corporate associate positions at Goodwin Proctor and Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault. 

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.