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Avacta has named Trevor Nicholls as a non-executive director.

Nicholls is currently the chief executive of CAB International, a nonprofit. He is also non-executive chairman of Activiomics. He previously was chief commercial officer and executive vice president of Affymetrix. He also cofounded and was CEO of Oxagen.

Wethersby, UK-based Avacta is readying a high-density protein array platform for a 2014 launch (BAN 3/12/2013).

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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.

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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.