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GenomSys: Luca Trotta

Swiss bioinformatics firm GenomSys has named Luca Trotta as chief scientific officer. He will lead the scientific team at the company's newly opened branch in Lugano. Trotta specializes in clinical interpretation of genomic variation and the implementation of genomic analysis workflows, particularly in whole-exome sequencing. He was previously the genetic sciences division manager at Swiss firm 4Bases, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, he was a visiting scientist and research at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland. He also previously conducted research in the Molecular Genetic Unit of the Policlinico Hospital in Milan.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.