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BC Platforms: Karen Tay Koh

BC Platforms has named Karen Tay Koh to its board of directors. A former deputy CEO of the publicly owned Singapore Health Services provider network, Koh is a senior advisor to Dubai-based private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare Partners and sits on numerous other boards, including that of Danish emergency medical firm Falck. BC Platforms said that she will work closely with the company's newly established Singapore office to serve the Asia-Pacific region. 

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.