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Edison Liu has been elected to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health board of directors.

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.

Genomics software company Biomatters has appointed Karin Fredrikson to vice president of US operations, in charge of the company's Newark, NJ, and San Francisco operations.

Jackson Laboratory and the State of Connecticut have finalized the details of a $1.1 billion, 20-year plan to build a genomics research center.

This article has been updated with additional comments from Connecticut lawmakers.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.