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Mark Smedley, Fredrick Clerie, Louise Mawhinney

Mark Smedley, global head of operations at Invitrogen, will lead the integration team that will prepare the company’s merger with Applied Biosystems. Prior to joining Invitrogen, he was with Novartis, where he led and helped with several global multi-business, multi-billion dollar integrations.

Fredrick Clerie has become vice president of quality assurance and regulatory affairs at Illumina, a new position. He reports to Joel McComb, senior vice president and general manager of Illumina's Life Sciences business unit. Prior to joining Illumina, Clerie was vice president of global quality assurance and regulatory affairs for the diagnostics division of Bayer HealthCare, now Siemens Diagnostics. Before that, he was vice president of quality assurance for the laboratory testing segment of Bayer HealthCare. Clerie holds an MS in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and a BA in biology and chemistry from Greenville College.

Louise Mawhinney has become senior vice president and chief financial officer of Ikonisys, a provider of cell-based diagnostics that is based in New Haven, Conn. She is taking over from Paul White, who continues as the company’s president. From October 2006 until March 2008, Mawhinney was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Helicos BioSciences. Prior to that, she was CFO of ArQule, Cleanwise, and The Butcher Company. Mawhinney holds an MA in Russian and moral philosophy from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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.