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Yuan Chen

Aperiomics has named Yuan Chen as vice president of R&D. Chen received his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Science and recently completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Duke University Health System. He is a bioinformatics scientist with a special interest in high-throughput automated next-generation sequencing, data analysis, personalized medicine, disease-related variants, machine learning, and big data, Aperiomics said.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.