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Scott Coward

Scott Coward was named by Exact Sciences as its senior vice president and general counsel, effective Jan. 1. Coward was most recently managing partner of K&L Gates' Raleigh, NC office, where he specialized in corporate and securities law, and M&A for life science companies. Prior to that, he was general counsel at Blue Rhino, associate general counsel at GE Medical Systems Information Technologies, and a partner at Smith Anderson. 

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.