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Oxford Biodynamics: Peter Pack

Oxford BioDynamics has appointed Peter Pack as independent non-executive chairman of the firm. He will be replacing Stephen Diggle, who will transition to the role of non-executive director. Prior to joining the firm's board in 2019 as non-executive director, Pack headed Crescendo Biologics from 2015 to 2019. Pack also served as cofounder and CEO of MTM laboratories prior to its acquisition by Roche Diagnostics. Before launching MTM laboratories, Pack began his career at MorphoSys. 

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.