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People in the News: Elaine Warburton: Jan 7, 2014

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QuantumDx CEO Elaine Warburton will become an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, the Newcastle, UK-based molecular diagnostics firm announced recently.

Warburton cofounded QuantumDx in 2008. The British biotechnology firm is developing several point-of-care tests on a number of platforms, including a nanowire array-based biosensor. QuantumDx said that Warburton is receiving the OBE in recognition of her work with QuantumDx and other healthcare-focused companies and initiatives.

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.