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Howard Jacob

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has appointed Howard Jacob vice president for medical genomics and chief medical genomics officer. Jacob has more than 25 years of experience in genetic sequencing and joins HudsonAlpha from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served for almost 20 years, including as the founding director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center and as a professor of physiology. Previous to that, he was on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

The Scan

Test of the China Initiative

According to Science, the upcoming trial of Harvard University chemist Charles Lieber will test the US China Initiative.

Collaborative Approach

A virologist who spotted the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 tells the Associated Press that its detection was aided by scientific sharing.

Genes of a Guide Dog

Wired reports on a study aimed at uncovering genes involved in being a successful guide dog.

PLOS Papers on RNAs in Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Ebola Field Lab, Embryonic RNA Editing

In PLOS this week: circRNA-mediated ceRNA network points to prostate cancer biomarkers, Ebola testing at frontline field laboratory, and more.