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Krisztina Halasz, Anna Kapferer, Helena Lexander, Josiane Entringer

Ludesi announced this week three scientists have joined the company as application specialists. Krisztina Halasz was previously at Bio-Rad Laboratories as account manager and product specialist. Anna Kapferer was R&D engineer at Nonlinear Dynamics. Before that she was on the proteomics team at Pfizer in the UK. The third addition, Helena Lexander, was a proteomics scientist at GE Healthcare with a focus on 2D gel electrophoresis. Prior to that, she was the proteome collaboration manager at Oxford Genome Sciences.

Josiane Entringer has been chosen as Luxembourg’s delegate in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. EMBL announced this week Luxembourg as its newest member [See briefs, this issue]. Entringer is currently at the Ministry for Culture, Higher Education, and Research, Department for Research and Innovation.

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.