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Stephen Fodor, Jami Nachtsheim

Affymetrix Founder and Chairman Stephen Fodor is retiring from the company's board, effective Jan. 30. Jami Nachtsheim will succeed Fodor as Chairwoman. 

Fodor founded Affy in 1992 and initially was the company's scientific director. In 1993, he was named the firm's president and served as its CEO from 1997 to 2008. He has been on the board since Affy's founding and became its chairman in 1999. 

Nachtsheim has been an Affy director since 2010. Three years later, she became its lead independent director.

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.