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Shalini Verma, B.G. Jones

PieranDx has named board-certified pathologist Shalini Verma as laboratory and medical director, in charge of growing the company's clinical genomics product line. St. Louis-based Pieran Dx also hired B.G. Jones as senior vice president of business development. Health IT veteran Jones is chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Precision Medicine Work Group and a member of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health and the Precision Medicine Coalition. 

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 is 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.