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People in the News: Robert Green, Shashikant Kulkarni, Rong Chen, Mark Gerstein, and more


Bina Technologies has added four new members to its advisory board. They are Robert Green, an associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and associate director for research at the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine; Shashikant Kulkarni, the director of cytogenomics and molecular pathology, and an associate professor of pathology and immunology, pediatrics, and genetics at Washington University School of Medicine; Rong Chen, the director of clinical genome informatics at the Icahn Institute of Genetics and Multiscale Biology; and Mark Gerstein, a Yale University professor of biomedical informatics, molecular biophysics & biochemistry, and computer Science.

Bina has also added two new members to its executive team. Janet Lankard has been hired as vice president of sales, and Gianfranco de Feo is now the company's vice president of marketing.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.