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People in the News: Apr 6, 2010


Steve Lincoln has joined Complete Genomics as vice president of scientific applications. Lincoln previously served as vice president of informatics at Affymetrix, executive vice president of product development and chief scientific officer of InforMax, and vice president of bioinformatics R&D at Incyte.

WaferGen Biosystems has named Janet Lankard as senior vice president of worldwide sales.

Lankard joins WaferGen from VisEn Medical, where she served as vice president of sales and technical collaborations. She also held sales positions at Applied Biosystems, now Life Technologies; Affymetrix; and Quantum Dot.

Lankard holds a BS in biochemistry from California Polytechnic University.

Asuragen has appointed Lyle Arnold to serve on its board of directors. Arnold previously was vice president of research at Gen-Probe, where he also was head of technology research in the late 1980s. He has worked in senior management and scientific positions at Molecular Biosystems, Genta, Synteni, Incyte Genomics, and Oasis Bioscience.

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 is 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.