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Barbara Alving, Gregory Critchfield

Barbara Alving has been named director of the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health, the NIH said last week. 
Alving has served as acting director of the NCRR since 2005. She has worked as a public health officer for the US Food and Drug Administration on the NIH campus, has been the chief of the Department of Hematology and Vascular Biology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, was chief of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at the Washington Hospital Center, and was a director of the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Alving also is a professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and has been a member of various committees on hematology

BioTrove has named Gregory Critchfield to its board of directors. Critchfield is president of Myriad Genetic Laboratories, a subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, a position he has held since 1998. Previously, he was senior vice president and chief medical and scientific officer of Quest Diagnostics.

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 is 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.