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People in the News: Fahim Amini, Sheli Rosenberg, Michael McGarrity, Andre de Bruin, and Others

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BioNano Genomics has appointed Fahim Amini to serve as its new vice president of commercial operations for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In the role, he will be responsible for selling the company's Irys System into the EMEA markets.

Amini recently was director of EMEA at Complete Genomics, and before that, he played similar roles at Illumina and Affymetrix.


Nanosphere's shareholders have re-elected five members of its board of directors to continue serving until the next shareholder meeting in 2014, including: Sheli Rosenberg; Michael McGarrity; André de Bruin; Lorin Randall; and Michael Ward.

The Scan

Removal Inquiry

The Wall Street Journal reports that US lawmakers are seeking additional information about the request to remove SARS-CoV-2 sequence data from a database run by the National Institutes of Health.

Likely to End in Spring

Free lateral flow testing for SARS-CoV-2 may end in the UK by next spring, the head of Innova Medical Group says, according to the Financial Times.

Searching for More Codes

NPR reports that the US Department of Justice has accused an insurance and a data mining company of fraud.

Genome Biology Papers on GWAS Fine-Mapping Method, COVID-19 Susceptibility, Rheumatoid Arthritis

In Genome Biology this week: integrative fine-mapping approach, analysis of locus linked to COVID-19 susceptibility and severity, and more.