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Dawn Berry

Dawn Berry has become president of Luna DNA, a genomic and medical research database powered by the blockchain and owned by its community. Previously, she was vice president of applied genomics at Illumina, which she joined in 2005 as a market development specialist. Prior to that, she was with Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, promoting clinical genetics testing services for pharmaceutical trials. Berry holds a BS in biology from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

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.