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Evan Jones, Domingo Messerli, Maureen Loftus

Signature Genomic Laboratories has named Evan Jones, the principal of jVen Capital, which recently invested in the company, to serve on its board of directors.
Jones was co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of Digene, which was acquired last year by Qiagen. He is now chairman of the board of directors for the Children’s Research Institute at the Children’s National Medical Center. He also is chairman of the Campaign for Public Health, and a member of the board of directors and executive committee at Research!America.

Tecan has named Domingo Messerli to be head of the company’s sample management business and a member of its executive board. Messerli was CEO of Elektrizitäts for three years and he held various management positions at the pharmaceutical, food, and chemical company Glatt.

Maureen Loftus has joined IBT Laboratories as president and chief operating officer, the company said this week.
Loftus most recently served as president of the Bode Technology Group, a forensic DNA analysis firm. Prior to that, she was chief operating officer of Identico Systems, a provider of biometric-enabled identity-verification systems.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.