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People in the News: Mary-Claire King, Patrick Finn, Milton Silva-Craig, More

NYGC: Mary-Claire King

Mary-Claire King has joined the New York Genome Center faculty on a consulting basis as a senior associate core member. She is the American Cancer Society Professor in the Department of Genome Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. At the NYGC, she will work closely with Thomas Lehner, the center's recently appointed scientific director of neuropsychiatric disease, and act as a senior adviser to both Lehner and Tom Maniatis, the center's CEO.


Twist Bioscience: Patrick Finn

Patrick Finn has been promoted from senior VP of commercial operations to chief operating officer of Twist Bioscience, a new position at the company. Prior to joining Twist in 2015, Finn was VP of sales at Enzymatics, and before that, he held various positions at Agilent Technologies, Beckman Coulter, Invitrogen, and GE Healthcare/Amersham International. He holds a PhD in nucleic acid chemistry from the University of Southampton in England and a BSc in chemistry from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.


Sophia Genetics: Milton Silva-Craig

Sophia Genetics has named Milton Silva-Craig to its board of directors. Silva-Craig currently serves as CEO of Q-Centrix, a maker of healthcare data management technology. He previously headed the healthcare business unit of TransUnion and was president and CEO of Emageon, a health imaging software company that he helped lead through an initial public offering before that firm was sold to revenue-cycle management technology vendor Health Systems Solutions.


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The Scan

Sensor to Spot SARS-CoV-2 Exposure

Yale researchers have developed a sensor that gauges SARS-CoV-2 exposure, according to the New Haven Register.

Watching BA.2

A subtype of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant has been found in a number of countries, the Washington Post says.

Vermont Weighs Genetic Discrimination Bill

VT Digger reports Vermont legislators are considering a bill to bar insurer from denying customers coverage based on genetic information.

PNAS Papers on Convergent Pathogen Effectors, Lineage-Related RNA Mutations, Desiccation-Tolerant Grass

In PNAS this week: convergent evolution of pathogen effectors, algorithm to identify cell lineage features, and more.