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Sekar Kathiresan

Genomics plc has tapped Sekar Kathiresan, a clinical cardiologist and human geneticist, to chair its newly-formed Scientific Advisory Board. Kathiresan is the director of preventive cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an associate member of the Broad Institute’s Medical and Population Genetics program and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was MGH's chief resident in internal medicine. In 2015, he was selected by the National Institutes of Health to join a panel of experts formed to steer President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.

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.