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Health Network Laboratories: Xinjing Wang

Xinjing Wang has been appointed director of clinical genomics at Health Network Laboratories. Wang is currently associate director of the genetics laboratory, department of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also was director of a CLIA-certified genetic lab at the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and he was medical director of molecular diagnostics laboratory, department of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota. 

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.