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Kim Kelderman

Bio-Techne has hired Kim Kelderman as president of Diagnostics and Genomics, effective April 30. Based in California, Kelderman will lead Bio-Techne's diagnostics business, and drive and develop the company's initiatives in genomics and genomics-based diagnostics. He joins Bio-Techne from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where for the past three years he managed the platforms and content of the Genetic Sciences Division. In that position he was responsible for the instrumentation, software, consumables, and assays businesses, and brands including Applied Biosystems and legacy Affymetrix. Prior to being at Thermo Fisher, he was a segment leader at Becton Dickinson. 

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.