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Lee Hood to Work With LabCorp in Molecular Dx Consulting Project

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - Laboratory Corporation of America and Leroy Hood,  president of the Institute for Systems Biology, have signed a strategic consulting agreement, the company said today.

 

Under the agreement, Hood will work with LabCorp to develop programs that integrate medicine and molecular diagnostics at LabCorp.

 

Additional details were not dislosed.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.