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Pacific Biosciences: Eric Schaefer

On May 26, Pacific Biosciences appointed Eric Schaefer to the role of vice president and chief accounting officer, effective immediately. He succeeds Susan Barnes as the principal accounting officer.

Schaefer previously served as PacBio's senior director, corporate controller. He joined the firm in 2012 from PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a certified public accountant.

The Scan

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Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.