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Balaji Venkateswaran

DNAnexus has appointed Balaji Venkateswaran as chief technology officer. Most recently he was co-founder and vice president of engineering at Layer8 Security. Prior to Layer8, he held various management and executive positions at Symantec, GuardianEdge Technologies; which was acquired by Symantec; Elemental Cyber Security; and Evolve Software, now part of Oracle.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more