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Gustavo Salem

Idex has appointed Gustavo Salem president of its Health & Science division. Salem was previously president and CEO of clinical proteomics firm SISCAPA Assay Technologies. With Salem's departure, SISCAPA Founder Leigh Anderson has taken over as the company's CEO. Salem remains a member of SISCAPA's board.

The Scan

Tennessee's COVID-19 Sequencing

The Tennessean reports that a state lab there can now run its own genome sequencing analyses of SARS-CoV-2 samples.

Sanction Violation Charges

A former professor has been charged with exporting genetic sequencing equipment to Iran in violation of US sanctions, the Miami Herald reports.

Prenetics to Go Public Through SPAC

Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based genomic and diagnostic company, is going public through a SPAC merger, according to 360Dx.

Nature Papers Examine Genomes of Centenarians, Transcription-Coupled DNA Repair

In Nature this week: analysis of centenarian genomes uncovers longevity-linked variants, and more.