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Movers & Shakers: Aug 6, 2009

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Aussie fluorescence and protein technologies firm Fluorotechnics this week appointed Lars Utterman as a non-executive director.

Utterman is CEO of IonGate, German company that develops systems for transporter protein measurements in drug discovery. He is also chairman of Cellectricon, Gyros, and Ludesi, and is a board member of LIVC Technologies. He has more than 30 years of experience in sales and general management in various biotechnology firms.

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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.