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Marc Stapley

Marc Stapley plans to leave Illumina, effective Jan 1., 2019. Stapley is currently executive vice president of strategy and corporate development at Illumina, where he is responsible for corporate strategy, corporate and business development, and infrastructure. He joined Illumina in 2012 and has held multiple roles with the firm, including as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Prior to joining Illumina, he was senior vice president of finance at Pfizer.

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.