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John Runkel, Deborah Day Barbara

Affymetrix has hired John Runkel to be executive VP and general counsel. Runkel formerly was senior VP of business development at Intuitive Surgical, a corporate secretary at VISX, and a managing partner for a law firm in San Francisco.

Deborah Day Barbara has been named VP of business development at Strategic Diagnostics. Day previously was VP of business development and licensing at Ore Pharmaceuticals and she also served as senior director of business and technology development for Johns Hopkins University. Barbara also was involved in sales for a decade at Amersham Life Sciences.

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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.