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People in the News: A New Board Member at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Thermo Fisher Scientific this week elected Martin Harris to its board of directors. Harris has also been appointed to the board’s nominating and governance committee.

Harris currently serves as chief information officer and chairman of the information technology division of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is responsible as well for strategic business planning for Cleveland Clinic. Harris also serves as a member of the boards of Invacare and HealthStream.

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.