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Roy Davis

Clinical Genomics has appointed Roy Davis as a senior advisor and board member. Davis is currently a senior advisor for Huron Global Management Consulting and its Innosight subsidiary. He spent 27 years with Johnson & Johnson including separate stints as group president, company group chairman, worldwide franchise chairman, and president of J&J Development Corporation. Davis has also held managing director and general manager roles for Ortho Diagnostics in Europe, Japan, and the Americas. He was the founding president of Veridex, and has served as an innovations advisory board member for Cleveland Clinic.

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.