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People in the News: Additions to Thermo Fisher's Scientific Advisory Board

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Thermo Fisher Scientific this week appointed Klaus Lindpaintner and Edison Liu to its scientific advisory board.

Lindpainter recently joined Thermo Fisher in the newly created role of chief scientific officer for analytical technologies. Before that he was chief scientific officer and vice president of research and development at Strategic Diagnostics. He was also global head of molecular medicine policy and external affairs for F. Hoffman-La Roche.

Lui is the president and CEO of the Jackson Laboratory as well as the founder of the Genome Institute of Singapore.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.