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James Gibson, Dennis Brown, Xandra Breakefield, Richard Edelson, Francis Collins

James Gibson has resigned his position as Affymetrix’s VP and principal accounting officer. Gibson is leaving his post at Affy in order to pursue a senior financial management job at another company, Affy said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Exosome Diagnostics has added three new members to its scientific advisory board: Dennis Brown, Xandra Breakefield, and Richard Edelson.
Brown is director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s program in membrane biology and a professor at Harvard Medical School. Breakefield is a geneticist at Mass General and a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. Edelson is director of the Yale Cancer Center and a professor at Yale University School of Medicine.

Former National Human Genome Research Institute Director Francis Collins has been named winner of the Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. The award includes a $25,000 cash prize that is intended to support the awardee’s further research.

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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.