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Judith Sulzberger Dies

Judith Sulzberger, who helped found the genome center at Columbia University that bears her name, has died, reports The New York Times. She was 87. Sulzberger became a doctor, and worked in private practice and clinical research, to avoid the family business — her family owns The New York Times. In the early 1990s, she provided the funding to establish the genome center at Columbia that focuses on using "genetics to identify the risks of disease, improve human health, and extend life." Sulzberger headed up special projects at the center and chaired the advisory board. Her own research at the center looked into the genome of the mosquito that transmits malaria.

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.