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People in the News: Apr 28, 2011

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Arrowhead Research said that it has appointed City of Hope researcher John Rossi to the scientific advisory board of subsidiary Calando Pharmaceuticals.

Rossi is one of Calando's co-founders. He also co-founded RNAi firm Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, and is a member of the SABs of Benitec and Kylin Therapeutics.

The Scan

WHO OKs Emergency Use of Sinopharm Vaccine

The World Health Organization has granted emergency approval for Sinopharm's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Guardian reports.

Scientific Integrity Panel to Meet

According to the Associated Press, a new US scientific integrity panel is to meet later this week.

Trying in the Eye

NPR reports that a study of Editas Medicine's CRISPR therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis has begun.

PLOS Papers on Cerebellum Epigenetics, Copy Number Signature Tool, Acute Lung Injury Networks

In PLOS this week: epigenetics analysis of brain tissue, bioinformatics tool to find copy number signatures in cancer, and more.