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Patrice Milos, John Batty

Helicos BioSciences has appointed Patrice Milos chief science officer and vice president. As the former executive director of global R&D at Pfizer, Milos had held various research positions in pharmacogenomics and molecular sciences, Helicos said.


Affymetrix has appointed John Batty chief financial officer and executive vice president. Batty formerly was senior vice president of finance and CFO of Credence Systems, chief operating officer of Network Equipment Technologies, and CFO and vice president of finance at Verilink.

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Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

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The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.