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People in the News: Dec 14, 2010


CombiMatrix has hired Tim Flores to be director of sales for CombiMatrix Diagnostics. Flores recently was director of corporate accounts at Ventana Medical Systems and he spent 16 years at Abbott Diagnostics in sales, marketing, and management.

RainDance Technologies has tapped Mark Dronsfield to be director of sales for Europe. Dronsfield formerly worked at Cell Biosciences where he was European sales director, and he spent time in leadership positions at Solexa (now part of Illumina), Affymetrix, and Applied Biosystems (now part of Life 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.