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NanoString Technologies has tapped Tina Nova to serve on its board of directors and to take a seat on its executive compensation committee.

Nova co-founded Genoptix and served as its president from 2000 to 2014, and she co-founded and was COO of Nanogen. Nova also was COO of Selective Genetics and she held various research and management positions at Ligand Pharmaceuticals and Hybritech.

The Scan

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Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

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The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.