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Still Not a Bad Sum

Senior officials at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals are restricted to receiving no more than $5,000 a day for working on boards of pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies, reports the New York Times. Partners HealthCare forbidding employees from accepting speaker fees from drug companies. Both hospitals are Harvard teaching hospital and, the Times points out, Harvard has been looked at by Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for his examinations of conflict-of-interest in medicine. "We're the first to go in this deep, and we're still into it only up to our knees," says Eugene Braunwald, who is a Harvard professor and former Partners chief academic officer who chaired the policy-writing group.

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.