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Phase Genomics: Kayla Young

Phase Genomics, a University of Washington spinout providing proximity-ligation next-generation sequencing solutions for metagenome assembly, has appointed Kayla Young as its chief operating officer. Young joined Phase Genomics in 2017 as director of operations. She also has previous experience at Life Science Washington, and received a PhD in molecular physiology and biophysics from Vanderbilt University in 2016.

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.