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People in the News: Rao Mulpuri, Roger McDowell

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Provista Diagnostics has appointed Rao Mulpuri as chief operating officer.

Mulpuri was previously vice president of laboratory operations for AssureRx Health, and has also held senior positions at Beckman Coulter Genomics and Cogenics.


Proteome Sciences has named Roger McDowell to its board as a non-executive director.

McDowell was previously managing director of pipeline firm Oliver Ashworth and currently sits on the boards of various listed companies.

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.