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Jim Howard

Jim Howard has joined PierianDx's executive team as senior VP sales. In the role, he'll be responsible for building out the company's sales efforts to reach hospital systems and academic medical centers. Most recently, Howard served as VP of sales in the Medical Systems group at CareFusion. He's also worked previously at Pharmacy OneSource and currently serves on the board of MagBiosense, an early-stage cardiac diagnostic device company.

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 is 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.