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DermTech: Ray Akhavan

DermTech has appointed Ray Akhavan as its general counsel. Most recently, Akhavan served as associate general counsel and chief intellectual property counsel at Ancestry. Prior to Ancestry, Akhavan served as general counsel and chief intellectual property counsel at Caris Life Sciences. He has also worked as a research biologist at the National Institutes of Health and as a patent examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

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.