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Gerald Herman

Bruker has appointed Gerald Herman as interim CFO effective March 17. Herman was also recently appointed as principal accounting officer for the company, and he will assume his additional responsibilities as interim CFO following the departure of current CFO Anthony Mattacchione, whose resignation was announced in February. Herman joined the company in 2016 as vice president and corporate controller. Prior to that, he held senior executive positions with various publicly traded companies including Parexel International and Presstek.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.