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People in the News: May 28, 2010 (rev. 1)

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Molecular diagnostic developer Predictive Biosciences has hired Mark Smith as vice president of information technology, a new position at the firm. Smith was most recently vice president of information technology at Athena Diagnostics. Prior to that, he was manager of information systems for Whistler Corporation.


The board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association has tapped Lucila Ohno-Machado as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Ohno-Machado is founding chief of the division of biomedical informatics at the University of California, San Diego.

Her tenure as editor will start on Jan. 1, 2011, and continue through Dec. 31, 2014.

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.