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Dara Corrigan has been appointed the associate commissioner for regulatory affairs at the US Food and Drug Administration. In this position, Corrigan will lead the Office of Regional Operations, the Office of Enforcement, the Office of Criminal Investigations, the Office of Resource Management, and the Agency's field offices and laboratories.

Previous to her appointment at the FDA, Corrigan served as the associate deputy assistant secretary for health policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. Before joining HHS, she was a partner in the FDA and healthcare policy group at Arnold & Porter LLP.

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.