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AbCellera: Andrew Booth, Tryn Stimart

AbCellera, a firm that levearges single-cell analysis technologies to discover and develop therapeutic antibodies, has named Andrew Booth as chief financial officer and Tryn Stimart as general counsel.

Booth joins AbCellera from Stemcell Technologies, where he held the roles of vice president of instrumentation, chief financial officer, and chief commercial officer. Prior to this he led mergers and acquisitions for GE Healthcare's Europe, Middle East, and Africa business and its global life sciences business.

Stimart joins AbCellera from law firm Gibbons PC, where he was a partner in the firm's New York office. Prior to this, he held positions as legal counsel at Finnegan LLP, Cooley LLP, and Womble Bond Dickinson LLP.

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.