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François Roy, Suzanne Vinet, Brian White-Guay

Génome Québec appointed François Roy, Suzanne Vinet, and Brian White-Guay to its board of directors. Roy has extensive experience as a corporate director and executive in the public and private sectors. He was with the Société générale de financement du Québec and then served as CFO for Québecor. 

Vinet was deputy minister at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Previously, she was president at Canada Economic Development for Québec Regions and associate deputy minister at Health Canada. 

White-Guay has been a member of AmorChem's investment committee since 2011 and joined the faculty of pharmacy at Université de Montréal as a professor in 2008. Prior to that, he was a vice president at Merck, responsible for all clinical operations and medical departments worldwide. He previously was vice president of regulatory affairs for Europe for Merck.

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

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

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.