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Bill Hancock, Christine Arakelian

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Bill Hancock, currently vice president of proteomics at Thermo Finnigan, told ProteoMonitor last week that he will move to Northeastern University in Boston in November, taking up a post as professor of chemistry at the Barnett Institute and department of chemistry. He will be focusing on clinical proteomics. Hancock’s previous positions include principal scientist at HP/Agilent Laboratories and director of analytical chemistry at Genentech. He holds PhD and DSc degrees in chemistry from the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Christine Arakelian has joined Large Scale Biology Corporation as senior director for business development. She will be based in the company’s Germantown, Md., office. Most recently, Arakelian worked as an independent consultant for biotechnology companies, focusing on strategy and business development. She has also practiced as an attorney and worked for the US State Department and the CIA on science and technology matters. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia School of Law.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.