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Arthur Beaudet

The American Society of Human Genetics has named Arthur Beaudet the recipient of this year's Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals whose "professional achievements have fostered and enriched the development of human genetics as well as its assimilation into the broader context of science, medicine, and health." Beaudet, who will receive the award along with a $10,000 prize at the ASHG annual meeting in October, is the Henry and Emma Mayer Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and has received several other awards for his work. Beaudet has published more than 350 articles in the scientific literature. 

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.