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Daniel Sikkema

Quanterix has appointed Daniel Sikkema as vice president of acclerator services for the company's new Simoa Accelerator Lab, a dedicated environment for biomarker research, custom assay development, and clinical sample testing. Sikkema will work to expand the reach of Quanterix's Accelerator Lab services in neurology, oncology, immuno-oncology, infectious disease, inflammatory diseases, and other therapeutic areas. He has previously worked at Frontage Lab, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wyeth, Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, and GlaxoSmithKline.

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.