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Jake Orville, Steven Paul

NextGen announced the appointment of Jake Orville as vice president of global sales. He will be responsible for the commercialization of NextGen’s products in North America, Europe, and the Far East. He replaces Geoff Alms who is now leading NextGen’s North American business development.
NextGen, based in Cambridge, UK, purchased Proteomic Research Services on Nov. 3, adding to its portfolio of protein synthesis services [See PM 11-09/06].
Orville was previously at Third Wave Technologies as VP of sales and business development.

Sigma-Aldrich’s board this week elected Steven Paul as a director. Paul is executive vice president for science and technology and president of the Lilly Research Laboratories of Eli Lilly. Prior to that, he was scientific director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.