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Young Stars

Forbes' Matthew Herper lists the "the top 30 rising stars in science and health," a list that includes a few 'omics names. The list, he adds, was generated with the help of Forbes producers and three judges: Yale's Harlan Krumholz, Harvard's George Church, and Andy Plump from Sanofi.

On it are UCLA's Christina Agapakis, who works on synthetic biology; Immumetrix's Christina Fan, who focuses on prenatal genetic testing; and Caltech's Mitchell Guttman, who helped uncover lincRNAs; Isaac Kinde at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who is working to improve the accuracy of DNA sequencing technology; and Adina Mangubat at Spiral Genetics, who is offering a cloud-based solution to manage DNA sequencing data, among others.

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