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People in the News: Joffre Baker, Felix Baker, Steve Shak

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As of July 26, Joffre Baker has left his position as chief scientific officer of Genomic Health and become a senior fellow at the company. Effective the same date, chief medical officer Steven Shak has taken on responsibilities for managing Genomic Health's research operations that were previously managed by Baker. In addition to being the chief medical officer, Shak has the additional title of executive VP of research and development.

Genomic Health's board of directors has also elected Felix Baker as a member of the board. Baker is a managing partner and co-founder of Baker Brothers Investments.

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 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.