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Paired Ends: Ethan Knowlden, Terri Willey, Christoph Franz


Complete Genomics has appointed Ethan Knowlden to senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary. He joins the company from Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, where he was vice president of business development and licensing, and corporate counsel. He holds a JD from the University of Virginia, and a BA in art and economics from Wesleyan University.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories has appointed Teri Willey to vice president of business development and technology transfer, a newly created position. In this position, Willey will direct the lab's commercialization and technology transfer activities, including patenting, licensing, company start-ups, and corporate partnerships and collaborations. John Maroney, who was previously responsible for technology transfer activities, will continue in his role as general counsel.

Willey joins CSHL from Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she led the center's technology transfer and business development efforts as vice president of technology and business development. Previously, she was executive director of Cambridge Enterprise at the University of Cambridge and a co-founder and managing partner of ARCH Development Partners. She has also served as an advisor to Congress and a past President of the Association of University Technology Managers.

Roche has nominated Christoph Franz to chairman of the board of directors. He would succeed Franz Humer, who previously announced that he would not stand for re-election. Franz will not renew his contract as CEO of Lufthansa Group, which expires on May 31, 2014.

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.