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Across the River

Roche's new translational research center will be housed in Manhattan, reports Pharmalot. In June, the company announced that it was closing its Nutley, NJ, site and was laying off 1,000 workers while also planning to open a smaller translational clinical research center. "When Roche announced that they were moving their remaining East Coast R&D out of Nutley (NJ), I (and others) thought that the Boston area was surely the front-running location," writes Derek Lowe at In the Pipeline. "But we were wrong: They're moving to Manhattan."

Roche has signed an 11-year lease for space in the Alexandria Center for Life Science on the east side of Manhattan, between Bellevue Hospital and New York University Medical Center, The New York Times adds. The Times adds that 200 workers will move there by the end of 2013.

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 is 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.