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Jay Shendure, Shankar Balasubramanian, Wolf Reik, Anjana Rao

Cambridge Epigenetix has appointed Jay Shendure, Shankar Balasubramanian, Wolf Reik, and Anjana Rao to its newly formed scientific advisory board. Balasubramanian, who co-founded the company and invented its proprietary 'TruMethyl' technology, will serve as chair. He is also the Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Reik currently serves as head and associate director of the epigenetics program at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge. He also serves as scientific advisor to Cambridge Epigenetix, is an honorary professor of epigenetics at the University of Cambridge, and serves on the associate faculty at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Rao serves as professor and head of the Division of Signaling and Gene Expression at the La Jolla Institute and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in San Diego. Shendure serves as professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.