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Todd Smith, Tyler Kokjohn, Seymour Froman


Moliris has appointed Todd Smith, Tyler Kokjohn, and Seymour Froman as science and technology advisors. Smith is chairman and CEO of bioinformatics firm Geospiza; Kokjohn is a professor of microbiology at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz.; and Froman is a senior scientist in the mycobacteriology laboratory at Olive View Medical Center, the tuberculosis research unit of the University of California at Los Angeles. Moliris is developing bacteriophage therapeutic products as alternatives to conventional antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections.

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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 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.