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Singular Genomics: Elaine Mardis

Singular Genomics has added Elaine Mardis to its board of directors. Since 2016, Mardis has served as co-executive director of the Institute of Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and holds the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen endowed chair in genomic medicine. She is also a professor of pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Mardis also serves on the supervisory board, science and technology committee, and compensation and human resources committee at Qiagen. She is currently deputy editor for the peer-reviewed journal Disease Models and Mechanisms, co-editor-in-chief of Cancer Research Communications, and editor-in-chief of Molecular Case Studies. Previously, Mardis was a member of the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine for 22 years. She holds a PhD in chemistry and biochemistry, and a BS in zoology from the University of Oklahoma.

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.