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Bruker's shareholders have elected Gilles Martin to fill a vacant seat on its board of directors.

Martin is chairman and CEO of Eurofins Scientific Group, a Luxembourg-based life sciences company. He founded the original Eurofins Scientific Nantes food authenticity laboratory, and formerly was president of the French Association of private and analytical laboratories and the North American Technical Committee for Juice and Juice Products.


Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has appointed Cheryl Selinsky as senior director and chief operating officer.

Selinksy formerly conducted research at the institute's Center for Innovations in Medicine. She was also a member of the International Genomics Consortium where she managed the biospecimen repository for the Cancer Genome Atlas Project.

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.