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James Lovett

The Wistar Institute has appointed James Lovett to its board of trustees. Lovett currently serves as vice-chairman of the board of trustees of Scholar Academics. He served for 14 years as corporate senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Covance. Prior to Covance, Lovett served as associate general counsel of FMC Corporation, was a partner at McDermott, and worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Boyce F. Martin on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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.