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Mark McClellan

San Francisco-based life science and health data firm Seer has appointed Mark McClellan to its board of directors. McClellan currently serves as a professor of business, medicine, and health policy at Duke's Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. Prior to Duke, McClellan served as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and commissioner at the US Food and Drug Administration. 

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.