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Stephen Becker, Beth Ladin

RainDance Technologies has appointed Stephen Becker to the posts of vice president and chief commercial officer. Becker had been senior sales manager in field operations in the Americas for Agilent Technologies, and he was a director of gene and protein discovery and director of business support at GE Healthcare.

NuGEN Technologies has hired Beth Ladin to be vice president of operations. Ladin previously was senior director of scientific operations for applied markets at Applied Biosystems, and she was a researcher at Henkel KGaA and a post-doctoral scientist at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Kansas.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.