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Vicki Sato

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Bristol-Myers Squibb said this week that it has appointed Vicki Sato to its board of directors.

Sato also sits on the board of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

Sato is currently a professor of molecular and cell biology at Harvard University, and previously served as president of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this, she was vice president of research at Biogen, a biotechnology firm co-founded by Alnylam co-founder Phillip Sharp.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.