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People in the News: Sherri Bale


EdgeBio has hired Sherri Bale to serve as laboratory director for CLIA operations. The company recently received CLIA certification for its next-generation sequencing lab (see story, this issue).

Bale is managing director at GeneDx, a board certified medical geneticist, and a founding member of the American College of Medical Genetics. She holds a PhD in genetics from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in biology from Clark University.

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 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.