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People in the News: Roy Davis, Karl Winkler


Nanosphere has appointed Roy Davis to its board of directors.

Davis was president of J&J Development and vice president of corporate development for all of J&J until his retirement earlier this year. Davis also serves on the boards of Rosetta Genomics and Innosight and is an advisor to the Cleveland Clinic and Wake Forest Baptist Health System.

Karl Winkler has been tapped to oversee Anagnostics' sales and customer support efforts, the St. Valentin, Austria-based firm said this week.

In his new position, Winkler will focus on direct sales to hospitals in Austria, Germany, and the German-speaking areas of Switzerland. He previously held similar positions at Heinen & Loewenstein and Messer Medical Austria, Anagnostics said.

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.