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People in the News: Gene Herbek

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The College of American Pathologists swore in Gene Herbek as its new president on Oct. 12 at a ceremony in Orlando, Fla. Herbek, an active member of the national pathology organization for more than two decades, is CAP's 33rd president. He is medical director of two Omaha, Neb.-based labs, the Methodist Women's Hospital laboratory and the Pathology Center at Methodist Hospital.

Herbek takes over the presidency from Stanley Robboy.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.