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Alexandre Mérieux

Alexandre Mérieux has been appointed chairman and CEO of BioMérieux's board, effective immediately. He has served as deputy CEO of the company for the past three years and succeeds Jean-Luc Bélingard, who had been chairman and CEO of BioMérieux since 2010. Mérieux will remain as a director of the company and will continue as vice president of Institut Mérieux. 

Mérieux was corporate vice president of BioMérieux's microbiology unit between 2011 and 2014, after directing the industry unit from 2005 to 2011. He is currently chairman of Mérieux Développement and chairs the board of Mérieux NutriSciences.

The Scan

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.