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Richard Shippy, Ken Titlebaum, Mike Tognotti

Richard Shippy has joined Affymetrix as a senior scientific applications manager for molecular diagnostics.
Shippy previously served as a senior scientist at Motorola Life Sciences, Amersham Biosciences, and GE Healthcare in the CodeLink bioarray unit.

Ken Titlebaum has been named chief financial officer at Aushon BioSystems, the array tool vendor said last week.
Titlebaum joins Aushon from E Ink, a privately held developer of paper-like electronic displays, where he held senior responsibility for finance and other administrative functions. Prior to E Ink, Ken served as CFO of Etex, a privately held developer of medical devices for the orthopedics industry.
Aushon also named Mike Tognotti as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. Tognotti previously served in a similar role at CombiMatrix. Prior to joining CombiMatrix, Tognotti was Western regional sales manager for Illumina. He has also held senior sales and marketing positions at Fisher Scientific and Operon 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.