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Douglas Sites

Precipio has appointed Douglas Sites to the newly created position of vice president of sales, where he will be responsible for leading sales of the firm's cancer diagnostic services to oncologists and hospitals. The company also said that it plans to triple the size of its sales force in 2018, focusing first on small to midsize oncology practices and hospitals. Sites has spent the last 20 years in life sciences and cancer diagnostics, including roles as director of sales at Plus Diagnostics and VP of sales at Asuragen. 

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

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NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.