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Mark Frost, Dennis Gilbert, and Michael Gribskov


Mark Frost is the new CFO of Albany Molecular Research effective Dec. 1, the Albany, NY-based biotech firm said this week. Frost joins Albany Molecular Research from Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, where he served as vice president of finance. Prior to this, he spent 14 years in various positions at General Electric.

Dennis Gilbert has become CSO and vice president for research of Applied Biosystems, as well as vice president of Applera, the company said in an SEC filing last week. He joined Applera in 1994 as a research scientist and was most recently ABI’s vice president for advanced research and technology.

Michael Gribskov has joined the department of biological sciences at Purdue University. He was previously lead scientist in computational biology at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Gribskov is the current president of the International Society for Computational Biology.

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.