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OpGen: Albert Weber, Theo deVos

OpGen has appointed Albert Weber as CFO and Theo deVos as  senior VP of corporate development and operations for its US at subsidiary Ares Genetics. Weber was previously executive VP of finance at Epigenomics and has served as controller and corporate accounting manager in a variety of industries. DeVos previously served as senior VP of scientific affairs and operations at Epigenomics.

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.