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David Rimoin Dies

David Rimoin, geneticist and founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, has died, ACMG reports. He was 75. The Los Angeles Times adds that Rimoin "pioneered studies of dwarfism and other skeletal abnormalities." Additionally, the LA Times notes he was "among the first to recognize that diabetes is caused by a variety of genetic abnormalities and he played an influential role in establishing screening programs for Tay-Sachs disease." In a statement, current ACMG President Wayne Grody says that "for most of the formative years of our specialty, David was the face of medical genetics to the rest of organized medicine and to the public."

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.