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Aaron Mendes, Debora Thompson, Sharon Terry

Luna DNA has hired Aaron Mendes as vice president of marketing and Debora Thompson as VP of business strategy and operation. The genomic and medical research database company also named Genetic Alliance CEO Sharon Terry to its advisory board. Thompson is a former director of market strategy and innovation for clinincal genomics at Illumina. Mendes is an entrepreneur who founded and later sold digital marketing intelligence startup Quantio. 

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.