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Danielle Mahon and Michael-Christopher Keogh

EpiCypher has appointed Danielle Mahon as director of scientific sales and Michael-Christopher Keogh as director of markets and application development. Mahon previously held positions in sales at Eppendorf, Mettler Toledo, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to joining EpiCypher, Keogh served as a principal investigator in the department of cell biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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.