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Nitin Sood

NuGen Technologies has appointed Nitin Sood as CEO. Sood succeeds Elizabeth Hutt, who recently left the company to pursue other opportunities. He joins NuGen from PerkinElmer, where he served as vice president and general manager of life science instruments. Sood also previously served as CEO of Boreal Genomics, and as general manager of automation and electrophoresis at Agilent Technologies.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.