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People in the News: Jul 30, 2009

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Rockefeller University announced that it has awarded tenure to RNAi researcher Thomas Tuschl. The university has also promoted Tuschl to professor.

Tuschl holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Regensburg, and joined Rockefeller as an associate professor in 2003 after a postdoctoral stint at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a co-founder of RNAi drug shop Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

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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.