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George Adam Jr., Arnold Levine, William Longfield, Eric Setzer, Gary Boch

Eric Setzer has become chief financial officer and Gary Boch senior director of sales at Expression Analysis, the company said last week. Setzer was previously CFO of Kolis Scientific. Boch comes to EA from Amaxa, where he was national director of industrial markets.

Three members of Applied Biosystems' board of directors will join the board of the Life Technologies, the new company that will result from the merger of ABI and Invitrogen, when the transaction closes: George Adam, Jr., chairman of Recondo Technology; Arnold Levine, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study; and William Longfield, retired chairman and CEO of C.R. Bard. The nine current members of Invitrogen's board of directors will also become directors of the new company.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.