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Margo Georgiadis

Ancestry announced today that it has appointed Margo Georgiadis as CEO and member of its board of directors. Georgiadis will join the company on May 10. She will succeed Howard Hochhauser, who served as interim CEO since Oct 2017. Hochhauser will return to his position as Ancestry's CFO and COO. Georgiadis previously served as CEO at Mattel, and prior to that as President, Americas at Google.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.