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Kevin Ulmer has completed his three-month full-time consulting project for Complete Genomics and has returned to Massachusetts, where he is the CEO of Really Tiny Stuff.


Patrick Soon-Shiong has become chairman of the life sciences prize group steering committee of the X Prize Foundation. He is the chairman and CEO of Abraxis BioScience.


Shaun Lonergan has become CEO of Nerites, which develops new wound adhesives, and has joined the company's board of directors. Most recently, he was vice president of sales, marketing, and business development for Ibis Biosciences, which was sold to Abbott Molecular in January. Prior to that, he held "similar executive positions" at 454 Life Sciences and NimbleGen Systems. Earlier, he was vice president of corporate development at Third Wave Technologies.

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.