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Are we any closer to getting a permanent FDA boss? How many Covid-19 vaccinations does one person need? And how safe is genome editing?

We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. STAT Washington correspondent Nicholas Florko joins us to provide an inside look at the eleventh-hour search for a permanent FDA commissioner. We also discuss the latest twist in the debate over Covid-19 vaccine boosters, some upheaval in the world of genome editing, and a little news for parents from one Scott Gottlieb.


For more on what we cover, here’s the latest on the FDA commissioner; here’s STAT’s coverage of the booster debate; here’s the news on genome editing; here’s where you can subscribe to the First Opinion Podcast; and here’s our complete coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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