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Bruce York, Philip Ranker

Nastech Pharmaceutical has appointed Bruce York to the position of secretary and interim CFO.
York replaces Philip Ranker, who resigned as secretary and CFO last week.
York most recently served as senior director of finance and chief accounting officer for Nastech. He also currently serves as CFO of Nastech’s RNA drugs spinout MDRNA.

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.