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Pascale Witz

PerkinElmer has elected Pascale Witz to its board of directors, effective immediately. Witz most recently served as executive vice president of Sanofi's global diabetes and cardiovascular business. Prior to that, she held several leadership positions during 17 years with GE Healthcare, including president and CEO of its medical diagnostics division. Witz also currently serves on the boards of Horizon Pharma, Regulus Therapeutics, Fresenius Medical Care, Savencia, and French-American Foundation-France.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.