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Kathy Hudson

Kathy Hudson has been named executive director of the People-Centered Research Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating people-driven research that is faster, more user-friendly for patients and providers, and less costly.

Hudson most recently served as deputy director for science, outreach, and policy at the National Institutes of Health, where she played a significant role in the founding and launch of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Previously, Hudson held positions at the National Human Genome Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the US Congress.

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.