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Robert Wayman, Mark Hurd, Hans Peter Fatscher, James Judson

Affymetrix announced this week that Robert Wayman, former executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hewlett-Packard, has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
Wayman retired from HP on Dec. 31, 2006, after joining the company in 1969 as a cost accountant. He held a variety of finance positions at HP before being named chief financial officer in 1984. He also served as interim chief executive officer in 2005 prior to the appointment of Mark Hurd. Wayman was elected to the HP board of directors in February 2005 and previously served on the board from 1993 to 2002. Wayman is also a director of Conway and Sybase.

Qiagen has promoted Hans Peter Fatscher to vice president of life sciences sales, the company said last week. Fatscher has worked at Qiagen since 2001 in sales management and other sales areas, including director of global customer satisfaction.
In his new position at Qiagen, Fatscher will be responsible for North American life science sales and will work to standardize the company’s life sciences commercial processes in North America.
Fatscher spent about eight years in sales at a company owned by Boehringer Ingelhiem, and ran his own consulting firm for three years before joining Qiagen.

James Judson has been named chairman of Lumera, the company said last week. Judson has served as a director at the protein array and electro-optics company since 2004.
Judson has been a business law partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle since 1975. He holds a BA from Stanford University in economics and an LLB from Stanford Law School.
Bob Ratliffe, Lumera's previous chairman, will continue to serve as a director at the firm, Lumera said.

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.