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People in the News: Oct 14, 2010 (rev. 1)

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WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has appointed Gary Schroth as senior vice president of genomics research and applications.

Schroth joins WaferGen from Illumina, where he most recently served as senior director of research and development. Schroth will oversee WaferGen's biology and chemistry research, the development of new genomic applications, and SmartChip gene expression profiling services.

Prior to Illumina, Schroth worked for Solexa, which Illumina acquired in 2007. Prior to this, he held various research and management roles at Applied Biosystems (now part of Life Technologies), Genelabs Technologies, and Gen-Probe. Schroth holds a BS and PhD in biochemistry from the University of California at Davis.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.