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Personal Genome Diagnostics: Megan Bailey, CEO

Personal Genome Diagnostics has appointed Megan Bailey as its new CEO, succeeding Douglas Ward who served as the firm's CEO from 2016. Bailey initially joined PGDx as VP of marketing and was then promoted to chief commercial officer, leading the company’s marketing, sales, customer support, and communications arms in developing and executing global go-to-market strategies. She contributed to the achievement of CE marks for both the elio tissue complete assay and elio plasma resolve products and played a key role in establishing strategic collaborations with organizations such as the Mayo Clinic and PathGroup. Before joining PGDx, Bailey spent more than 14 years at Roche, most recently as that firm's senior director of commercial operations. Prior to that, she held various marketing leadership roles for Roche's tissue diagnostics division.
The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.