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Todos Medical: Ilanit Halperin

Todos Medical has appointed Ilanit Halperin its corporate controller. She is the principal of Halperin Ilanit and has more than 25 years of financial reporting, accounting, and auditing experience. She was also a partner of CPA firm Fahn Kanne Grant Thornton Israel, where she headed the firm's high-tech and life sciences department.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.