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Gary Wolfe, John Rakitan, Sar Ramadan, Fred Schapelhouman


Among a flurry of staff changes resulting from a recent restructuring at Vacaville, Calif.-based Large Scale Biology Corporation, Gary Wolfe, vice president, has been handed the new title of vice president, bioinformatics and genomics. Additionally, John Rakitan, senior vice president and general counsel, will retain that position while playing a larger role in the strategic business development of LSBC’s bioinformatics businesses, the company said.

Data mining and analytical software firm Insightful’s CFO Sar Ramadan said he is leaving the company to create his own firm. Fred Schapelhouman, the former vice president and CFO of Aris Corporation, will be Insightful’s interim CFO.

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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.