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Bruce Beutler, Peter Wright, Daniel O’Day, Michael Onuscheck

Two researchers at the Scripps Research Institute who focus on genetics and molecular biology are among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elected last week to the National Academy of Sciences. Bruce Beutler, chair of the department of genetics at Scripps Research, and Peter Wright, chair of the department of molecular biology, were both elected to NAS.

The California Healthcare Institute said last week that it has elected Daniel O’Day and Michael Onuscheck to its board of directors.
O’Day is currently president and CEO at Roche Molecular Diagnostics in Pleasanton, Calif. Onuscheck is president of the neuromodulation division at Boston Scientific.
CHI is a non-profit public-policy research organization representing California’s academic institutions, and biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical firms.

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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.