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Charles Lee

The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) has appointed Charles Lee as its president. He will serve as president-elect for one year and then succeed the current president, Stylianos Antonarakis. Lee currently serves as the scientific director of the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine. Additionally, he is a professor at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, and serves on the HUGO council. Before coming to JAX, he worked on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and as a clinical laboratory geneticist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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.