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People in the News: Michael Becich


Empire Genomics has tapped Michael Becich to serve on its scientific advisory board.

Becich is a professor and the founding chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s department of biomedical informatics. He is also co-director of the university’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and associate director of its Cancer Institute.

Becich obtained his MD and a PhD in experimental pathology from Northwestern University. His current research focuses on integrating human biorepositories and clinical phenotypes derived from electronic medical records with expression data derived from high-throughput genomics and proteomics experiments.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more