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Consumer genomics company GeneLink BioSciences has appointed David Macdonald as interim CEO, effective Dec. 28, 2009.


Axel Nielsen, COO of Decode Genetics, has resigned from the company, effective Jan. 1. The firm disclosed the resignation in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, but did not say whether it intends to search for a replacement.

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Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.