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Ted Goldstein

Precision medicine informatics company GNS Healthcare has named bioinformatician and biomedical engineer Ted Goldstein to its strategic advisory board. Goldstein, scientific program director of computational health at the University of California, San Francisco, is leading development of a machine learning-based comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment model for the university. He previously was vice president of developer tools at Apple and an e-commerce hardware developer for Sun Microsystems. 

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.