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Mary Tedd Allen

Nanostring has appointed Mary Tedd Allen as its senior vice president of operations, effective May 1, 2017. Currently the firm's vice president of operations, Allen also served as Nanostring's VP of manufacturing. Prior to joining the company, she was director of research and programs at the Washington Technology Center, and before that she served as vice president of the advanced manufacturing and development group at Applied Biosystems. She holds a BA in chemistry from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Rochester.
The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.