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Andy Wilson

PerkinElmer announced that Senior Vice President and CFO Andy Wilson has decided to retire. In order to allow for time to identify a successor for the CFO position and ensure a smooth transition, Wilson will retire in August 2018, the company said. He has held the position since joining PerkinElmer in 2009. The firm has hired an executive recruiting firm to assist in an external search to fill the CFO position.

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.