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Bob Wang

Agena Bioscience has appointed Bob Wang as vice president and general manager for greater China. He was most recently the marketing director for Qiagen, where he was responsible for leading the development of its molecular diagnostics and life science commercial strategies. Prior to this, Wang held senior positions in business development, marketing, sales, and regulatory affairs at Hologic, Life Technologies, Applied Biosystems, and the Chinese Human Genome Center. 

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.