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Arrowhead Research said this week that it has named Virginia Dadey as its vice president of investor relations. Dadey will serve as the company's nanotech investor contact person.

Dadey previously worked for the Maxim Group as senior vice president for institutional sales, Arrowhead said. Before this, she was a vice president at Gruntal & Co. She holds a BS from Purdue University.

Arrowhead is the parent company of RNAi drugs developer Calando Pharmaceuticals.

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Open Biosystems said this week that it is now offering a whole-genome, vector-based, microRNA-adapted shRNA library.

The Expression Arrest shRNA(mir) mouse library was developed in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researcher Greg Hannon and Harvard University researcher Steve Elledge. The library targets over 28,000 mouse genes with multiple shRNA(mir) constructs per gene and is also available as arrays of biologically important gene families and pathways, Open Biosystems said.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.