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Gen InCode: Bill Rhodes

Gen InCode, a privately owned UK-based company specializing in cardiovascular disease genetic risk assessment, has appointed Bill Rhodes as non-executive chairman. Rhodes has previously served as worldwide president of Becton Dickinson's Biosciences business and was BD's corporate executive officer for strategy and corporate development. Rhodes also currently serves as chairman at OpGen, Omega Diagnostics Group, and CytoSmart Technologies. He was formerly chairman of the Curetis supervisory board until that company's merger with OpGen.

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.