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Color: Jill Hagenkord

Jill Hagenkord is no longer chief medical officer of genetic testing firm Color, and has started a new consulting company, called MDisrupt. Hagenkord previously held executive positions at Invitae, 23andMe, and Complete Genomics. She co-founded MDisrupt with another 23andMe alum, Ruby Gadelrab, who is serving as CEO. The start-up describes itself as a "medical diligence company" that aims to help companies speed innovative products to market by "assessing a product's clinical and commercial viability in a healthcare setting."

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.