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Chitra Nayak

Invitae's board of directors this week expanded the number of members on its board to six members and appointed Chitra Nayak as a member. Nayak most recently served as chief operating officer of the real estate technology company Comfy, which was acquired by Siemens in June. Prior to that, Nayak worked at Funding Circle, an online peer-to-peer lending marketplace, and the cloud computing company Salesforce.com. Nayak will stand for re-election on Invitae's board in 2021.
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.