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Movers & Shakers: Mar 18, 2011


IncellDx this week announced it has hired Keith Shults as director of research and development.

Previously Shults was the director of advanced cytometric applications at Nodality. Before that he co-founded Cytometry Associates, which was subsequently purchased by Esoterix, where he was vice president of technology transfer within the company's Center for Innovation.

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.