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David Smoller

Horizon Discovery Group appointed David Smoller as an executive director. Smoller joined Horizon as chief business officer as a result of its acquisition of Sage Labs, where Smoller was the CEO. Previously, he was CSO of Sigma-Aldrich and president of its research biotechnology business unit. Before joining Sigma-Aldrich, he was president of ProteoPlex, a seed stage spinout focused on proteomics and founded Genome Systems.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.