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Susanne Lalor, Jane Nolan, Leandra Guedes da Silva

HiberGene has appointed Susanne Lalor as marketing director, Jane Nolan as research and development manager, and Leandra Guedes da Silva as distributor manager. Lalor joins from Roche Diagnostics where she held the international product manager position. Previously, she worked for TCoag and Trinity Biotech in Ireland. Nolan comes from DiaSorin where she held roles as product development team lead and senior research and development scientist. Guedes da Silva joined HiberGene as a business intern and was subsequently appointed to the distributor manager position. All three appointments come as HiberGene prepares to launch its first product, HG Meningococcus, a rapid test for bacterial meningitis, in November 2015.

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.