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People in the News: Dec 3, 2009


Girindus, a provider of active pharmaceutical ingredients and oligonucleotides, has appointed Marc Lemaitre as CEO of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Girindus America.

Lemaitre has held various positions at Glen Research, Eurogentec, and Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer. He holds PhD in biochemistry from the University of Liege.

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.