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Jennifer Camacho, Bill Newman, Carla Rathburn, Raymond Cheung, Carol Pratt, Peter Rachor, Andrew Salazar, Janeen Vilven-Doggett

Law firm Proskauer Rose said this week that Jennifer Camacho has joined the firm as a partner in Boston.
Camacho is a biotechnology and intellectual property lawyer and will serve in the firm’s patent law and life sciences practice groups. She joined Proskauer Rose from Codon Devices, where she was chief patent counsel and vice president of IP. Prior to joining Codon, Camacho was an associate in Proskauer’s patent practice group. She received her JD from Boston College Law School and a BS in cell and structural biology from the University of Illinois.

The Oregon Biosciences Association last week named new board officers for 2008.
Bill Newman returns as chairman of the OBA board of directors. Newman is managing director with Northwest Technology Ventures.
Other OBA board officers for 2008 are Carla Rathburn, secretary, consultant; Raymond Cheung, treasurer, Geffen Mesher & Co.; and Carol Pratt, legal counsel.
The OBA also announced its new 26-member board of directors for 2008.

The New Mexico Biotechnology and Biomedical Association last week announced its executive officers for 2008.
The officers are Peter Rachor, president, from Desert Oasis LLC; Shannon Sheehan, vice president, director of the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Corp.; Andrew Salazar, director, from Technology Ventures Corp.; and Janeen Vilven-Doggett, attorney, Peacock Myers.
NMBio also named its new 16-member board of directors for 2008.

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.