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Itai Yanai

Itai Yanai has been named the inaugural director of the newly created Institute for Computational Medicine at New York University's Langone Medical Center. He'll step into the role officially on May 1. Yanai will also be a professor in NYU School of Medicine's department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology.Yanai joins NYU Langone from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology where he was a faculty member in the biology department. His research focuses on gene regulation and combines experimental approaches in embryology, molecular biology, and computational biology. He has a PhD in bioinformatics from Boston University.

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