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People in the News: Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Richard Hockett, Jasmine Gruia-Gray


Agilent Technologies said this week that it has awarded its Agilent Thought Leader Award to Carlos Cordon-Cardo, a molecular pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital

The award will support his teams work using genomics and proteomics to characterize tumor-initiating cells with stem-cell-like properties taken from patients with various types of cancer with the aim of better understanding their ability to resist drug treatment and to metastasize.

Biodesix said this week it has added Richard Hockett and Jasmine Gruia-Gray to its leadership team.

Hockett will serve as chief medical officer, and will oversee regulatory, medical, and clinical strategy. He formerly was CMO at CombiMatrix and before that was at Affymetrix, and he developed Eli Lilly's pharmacogenomic program.

Gruia-Gray was appointed VP of strategic marketing. She previously held marketing leadership jobs at Affymetrix and Thermo Fisher Scientific, and she helped develop the proteomics portfolio at GE Healthcare. She also spent five years as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.