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Jonathan Rothberg has resigned from his position as CEO of Life Technologies' Ion Torrent business, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronnie Andrews, Life Tech's president of genetic and medical sciences, will oversee the Ion Torrent business in addition to continuing in his current role.


Sequenom's executive vice president of strategic planning Ronald Lindsay is cutting back to part-time hours, the company said in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing this week. Lindsay will reduce his time commitment by half and will receive a pro-rated portion of his $358,000 salary. Lindsay also currently serves on the company's board of directors.


Ardy Arianpour is now senior vice president of business development at Ambry Genetics. Previously he was vice president of business development at the company. Prior to joining Ambry in 2009, he held several positions at Cogenics. He holds an MBA from the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University/University of California, San Diego and a BS from the University of California, Irvine.


PathoGenetix has appointed John Luckey to be vice president of engineering. In the role, he will lead development and integration for the firm's Resolution Microbial Genotyping System.

Luckey previously was technical projects director with Roche NimbleGen, and he managed software development and instrumentation engineering activities at OpGen Technologies. He also founded GeneSys Technologies to market the BaseStation DNA Fragment Analyzer, which he designed and developed.

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.