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DNAnexus: Fan Fan

DNAnexus has promoted Fan Fan to chief product officer, in charge of innovation and strategy for the company's complete product portfolio. In her previous job of VP of product management, Fan led the launch of DNAnexus' Apollo platform for clinico-genomic data science exploration, analysis, and discovery. Prior to joining the company in 2017, Fan was principal of product management at Adobe.

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.