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GA4GH: Susan Fairley

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has named Susan Fairley the group's first-ever chief standards officer. As such, Fairley will oversee standards development work by GA4GH's technical staff and by more than 200 external contributors. Fairley, who will be based at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK, formerly was project lead for EMBL-EBI's International Genome Sample Resource.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more