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People in the News: Carolyn Beaver, Yu-Hui Rogers


Sequenom has appointed Carolyn Beaver to vice president and chief accounting officer. Previously, she held various positions at Beckman Coulter, including most recently as corporate vice president and controller. She also currently serves as a director of Commerce National Bank. She holds a BS in accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

The Jackson Laboratory has hired Yu-Hui Rogers to be site administrator for its planned JAX Genomic Medicine facility in Farmington, Conn., where she will oversee all aspects of operations.

Rogers is a genomics researcher and scientific administrator who most recently was VP of core technology development and services at the J. Craig Venter Institute. At the new Jackson lab, Rogers will manage finance, human resources, information technology, facilities, and scientific services.

She will start work at a leased space on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in July. Construction on the genomics research center is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2013.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.