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Prescient Medicine Holdings: Tony Grover

Tony Grover has been named the chief commercial officer of Prescient Medicine Holdings where he will build and execute go-to-market strategies. Grover was vice president of business development at Banyan Biomarkers. Prior to that, he held various positions at PhotoThera. His immediate focus at Prescient will be the LifeKit Predict test, an in vitro diagnostic test for identifying patients at risk of opioid addiction. The test received breakthrough device designation in February 2018. Another test, LifeKit Prevent, for the detection of precancerous polyps and early-stage carcinomas, received breakthrough device designation in August 2019. 

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.