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Aleksandar Rajkovic

Aleksandar Rajkovic has become the first chief genomics officer of the University of California, San Francisco. He joins UCSF from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was division director of reproductive genetics. In his new role, Rajkovic will direct the activities of UCSF's existing clinical genomics laboratories, in addition to leading efforts to apply genetics and genomics to clinical care within the health system.

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.