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Richard Olson

Life Epigenetics, the insuretech subsidiary of GWG Holdings, has named Randal Olson as its lead data scientist. He joins Life Epigenetics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the senior data scientist at the Computational Genetics Laboratory. Olson will lead the company's application of predictive epigenetic biomarkers to life insurance underwriting through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more