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Tony Weir

Summit this week announced the appointment of Tony Weir as chief financial officer and a member of the company’s board of directors, effective Nov. 17.
Weir will join Summit from Vernalis, where he was chief financial officer for almost ten years. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Oxford, and is also a non-executive director of Biocompatibles International.

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.