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Oxford Nanopore Technologies: Wendy Becker, Adrian Hennah

Wendy Becker and Adrian Hennah have joined Oxford Nanopore Technologies' board of directors as independent non-executive directors, effective June 24.

Becker was previously CEO of clothing manufacturer and retailer Jack Wills, global chief marketing officer at Vodafone, managing director of TalkTalk, and a partner at McKinsey & Company. Later this year, she is expected to become chair of Oxford Nanopore's remuneration committee.

Hennah was previously CFO at Reckitt Benckiser, Smith & Nephew, and Invensys. Before that, he held senior management and financial positions at GlaxoSmithKline. He is expected to become chair of Oxford Nanopore's audit committee later this year.

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.