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Abigail McElhinny

Personal Genome Diagnostics has appointed Abigail McElhinny as senior vice president of research and development, operations. McElhinny joins PGDx from Roche, where she most recently held the position of VP of assay and reagent development for Ventana Medical Systems. For the past decade, she has held positions of increasing responsibility at Ventana Medical. Earlier in her career, McElhinny worked as a senior scientist at Aastrom.

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.