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People in the News: Jun 30, 2011

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Boreal Genomics said this week that it has appointed Nitin Sood as CEO and a member of the company's board.

Sood joins Boreal from Agilent Technologies' Life Sciences group, where he most recently served as general manager in charge of the automation business. Sood has also held senior management positions at Applied Biosystems, now Life Technologies. He holds an MS in computer science and molecular biology.


Corning said this week that Richard Eglen has joined the company as vice president and general manager of the Corning Life Science business segment.

Eglen most recently worked for the biodiscovery business of PerkinElmer. He will succeed Mark Beck, former senior vice president of Corning Life Sciences, who now leads Corning's Environmental Technologies business segment.

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.