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Pacific Biosciences: Susan Kim

Pacific Biosciences has appointed Susan Kim as CFO, effective Sept. 28, 2020. She brings 20 years of senior-level finance and operations experience. Kim most recently served as CFO for App Annie and Katerra. She has also held leadership roles at KLA Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and Advanced Micro Devices. Kim holds MBA and masters of engineering management degrees from Northwestern University.

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.