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Foundation Medicine: Ritesh Khullar

Ritesh (Tesh) Khullar has been appointed as chief commercial officer of Foundation Medicine, effective Jan. 20. He joins the Roche subsidiary from Flatiron Health, where he was responsible for leading and scaling provider service offerings. Prior to that, he was the national VP and general manager of sales and account management at McKesson Specialty Health. He also held various roles at Oncology Therapeutics Network. Khullar holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BA in history with a minor in computer science and engineering, political science, and law and society from the University of California, San Diego.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.