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Biofidelity: Scientific Advisory Board

Biofidelity has announced the initial members of its newly-formed scientific advisory board, which include Mace Rothenberg, former chief medical officer at Pfizer; Hesham Abdullah, head of oncology global clinical development at GlaxoSmithKline; Jerald Radich, professor & endowed chair at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Andrea Conners, executive director of the Patient Empowerment Network; and Phylicia Woods, executive director of the Cancer Policy Institute and Cancer Support Community.

Biofidelity's SAB will help guide the development of the firm's portfolio of molecular diagnostic products based on the ASPYRE technology, which enables simple, decentralized multi-gene testing in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of other technologies. 

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.