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Congenica: Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts has been appointed as a non-executive board director of Congenica. She is the managing director of Health & Care at Legal & General, which co-led Congenica's recent $50 million Series C funding round. Previously, she was the chief executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, an umbrella organization for UK health innovation. She also used to be director of innovation, research, and life sciences at NHS England. Roberts holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a doctorate in evidence-based healthcare from the University of Oxford.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.