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People in the News: Robert Hershberg


Adaptive Biotechnologies has appointed Robert Hershberg to its board of directors. Hershberg is CEO, board member, and co-founder of VentiRx Pharamaceuticals, and he previously was senior vice president and chief medical officer at Dendreon, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.