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Lindquist to Step Down as President of Whitehead Institute

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Susan Lindquist will resign as president of the Whitehead Institute to focus on her laboratory and research, effective "on or about" Nov. 1, said the Institute's board of directors in a statement today.

 

Lindquist helped transition the Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research to the newly established Broad Institute "while preserving opportunities for joint scientific programs" between Whitehead and the Broad.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.