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Pairings: May 26, 2010

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Vermillion last week named Sandra Gardiner as its chief financial officer.

Gardiner comes to Vermillion from Bend Research, where she had been CFO since March 2009. Previously she worked as CFO and corporate secretary of Lipid Sciences and held various positions at Cardima, Comac, and Advance Cardiovascular Systems.

She will be responsible for all aspects of financial management at Vermillion, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January of this year.

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.