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Yaniv Erlich

MyHeritage has appointed Yaniv Erlich as chief science officer. He will lead the company's scientific development and strategy for its MyHeritage DNA service. Erlich comes to MyHeritage from Columbia University, where he served as assistant professor of computer science and computational biology. He has also served as a core member of the New York Genome Center, the principal investigator and Whitehead Fellow at MIT's Whitehead Institute, founder of DNA.LAND, and the principal investigator of the Erlich DNA lab.

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.