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Carlos González

Carlos González has joined Great Basin Scientific as vice president of engineering, where he will lead the development of the next major platform upgrade to the firm's analyzer instrument.

González brings more than 20 years' experience in medical device engineering and research. Before coming to Great Basin, González served as R&D director of instrument development at Abbott Point of Care. Prior to that, he held positions at Siemens Diagnostics, Abbott Pharmaceutical, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.

He has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis. 

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.