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People in the News: Gary Riordan, Kathy Surace-Smith

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NanoString Technologies has appointed Gary Riordan as vice president of quality and regulatory affairs and Kathy Surace-Smith as VP and general counsel.

Riordan formerly was VP of quality and regulatory affairs at Sequenom and director of regulatory affairs at Roche's Ventana Medical Systems.

Surace-Smith recently was VP and general counsel and corporate secretary of SonoSite. Prior to that, she was VP and general counsel at Metawave Communications.

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.