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Sren Brunak, John Sulston, Anna Tramontano, Martin Vingron, Gunnar von Heijne, Franziska Grieder, John Strandberg, David Ichikawa


EMBL has established a Bioinformatics Advisory Committee. Members of the committee include Søren Brunak (Chairman) of the Technical University of Denmark, John Sulston of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Anna Tramontano of the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Martin Vingron of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, and Gunnar von Heijne of Stockholm University.

The National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health last week named Franziska Grieder as associate director of comparative medicine, replacing John Strandberg, who retired last December.

David Ichikawa has become senior vice president for business development at Sangamo BioSciences, the Point Richmond, Calif.-based company said this week. Most recently, he was chief business officer of Sagres Discovery. Prior to that, he held several positions with Chiron. Ichikawaholds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a BS from the University of California at Davis.


The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.