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He's Got the Money to Do Something About It

Based on a genome scan from his wife's company, 23andMe, Google's Sergey Brin learned that he has a mutation of the LRRK2 gene that accounts for a good portion of familial Parkinson's disease. (Brin's mother, Eugenia, has Parkinson's and her genome scan shows the same mutation.) On his blog, called too, Brin writes that the implications of this finding are not completely clear, though he seems to have a higher chance of developing Parkinson's than the average person. He also says that he can now take measures to reduce his risk and to support Parkinson's research.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more