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Troy Cox, Michael Pellini

Foundation Medicine announced that it has appointed Troy Cox as CEO to succeed Michael Pellini, who has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors. Pellini replaces Alexis Borisy, who will continue to serve on the board. Cox joins Foundation Medicine from Roche-Genentech, where he led one of the largest oncology portfolios in the US. Before joining Genentech, he held leadership positions at UCB BioPharma, Sanofi-Aventis, and Schering-Plough.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.