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Gregory Schiffman, Heinrich Fisher, Rob Parry

Gregory Schiffman has joined the board of directors of Entelos, the company said last week. Schiffman has served as chief financial officer at Dendreon since December when he stepped down as CFO of Affymetrix. He also was vice president and controller for Applied Biosystems and a manager at Hewlett Packard and at IBM.

Tecan last week said it will nominate Heinrich Fisher to its board of directors at a shareholders meeting on April 17.
Fisher will step down from his position as CEO of Saurer in April, and Tecan said he has made known his willingness to be nominated for the board.

BioMicro Systems this week appointed Rob Parry as vice president of manufacturing. Parry will be responsible for expanding the company’s manufacturing operations to meet demand for the Salt Lake City firm’s MAUI Hybridization System product line. 
Parry most recently held a top-level manufacturing position at Nanosys. He has also held similar positions at Fluidigm and Agilent Technologies.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.