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People in the News: Apr 28, 2011


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.