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People in the News: Mark Adams


Good Start Genetics has hired Mark Adams to be its chief information officer.

Adams has worked in the field of bioinformatics and data analytics for more than 15 years and has experience in the strategy, design, and implementation of informatics organizations and systems. He joins Good Start Genetics from Bridgewater Associates, where he developed data warehousing and machine learning approaches to support a hedge fund. He's also worked as a bioinformatics consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and as vice president of bioinformatics at Variagenics.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.