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Genetron Health: Yun-Fu Hu

Chinese precision oncology company Genetron Holdings (Genetron Health) has appointed Yun-Fu Hu as chief medical officer. A former deputy director with the US Food and Drug Administration, Hu will be tasked to guide the company in its in vitro diagnostic device registration and regulatory affairs as well as its biopharma services business. At the FDA Hu led a team in premarket reviews and post-market compliance of IVD products and laboratory-developed tests for genetic testing, molecular cancer diagnostics, companion diagnostics, radiodosimetry, digital pathology, and artificial intelligence devices. Prior to joining FDA, Hu had more than 10 years of product development experience in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.

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.