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Thomas Caskey

NextCode Health has appointed Thomas Caskey as senior vice president for medical science and diagnostics and as founding member and chair of its scientific advisory board.

Caskey is a professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor School of Medicine and founder of its Medical Genetics Laboratories. Caskey is board certified in internal medicine, medical genetics and molecular genetics. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has served as president of the Human Genome Organization, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. He also previously held a research post at the US National Institutes of Health and was senior vice president of research at Merck and president of the Merck Genome Research Institute.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more