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People in the News: Dan Calvo, Erik Wallden, Sid Taubenfeld, Bill Dubiel

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Gyros AB has appointed Dan Calvo president and CEO, replacing Erik Wallden.

Calvo was most recently president and CEO of Oncimmune USA. He was previously president and CEO of Assay Designs and Cellomics.


Sid Taubenfeld has joined Arrayit's board of directors.

Taubenfeld has served as an analyst for a number of Wall Street hedge funds, including Balyasny Asset Management, RH Capital, and PAW Partners. Additionally, Taubenfeld served as director of communications and strategic initiatives for Celsion Corp.


CyVek has appointed Bill Dubiel chief commercial officer.

Dubiel joins CyVek from Roche Tissue Diagnostics where he was vice president of sales. Before that he held senior positions at Bayer Healthcare, Chiron, and Ciba-Corning Diagnostics.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.