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Paired Ends: John Milligan

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Pacific Biosciences has appointed John Milligan to its board of directors. Milligan is currently President and COO of Gilead Sciences. He has been at Gilead since 1990, and has served a variety of roles, including research scientist and chief financial officer. He holds a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and a PhD from the University of Illinois.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.