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James Gibson, Joseph DeRisi

James Gibson has resigned his position as Affymetrix’s vice president and principal accounting officer. Gibson is leaving his post at Affy in order to pursue a senior financial management job at another company, Affy said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Molecular biologist Joseph DeRisi has been awarded one of this year’s $250,000 Heinz Awards, named for US Senator John Heinz, for his diagnostics-on-a-chip research. The University of California, San Francisco, scientist invented the ViroChip, a microarray holding 22,000 DNA sequences from over 1,300 viral families.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.