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Rolland Carlson

WaferGen Biosystems has appointed Rolland Carlson as president and CEO. Carlson assumes this role from Ivan Trifunovich, who has served as president and CEO since March 2012. Trifunovich has been appointed executive chairman of WaferGen.

Carlson most recently served as president and CEO of Asuragen. Prior to that post, he served in increasingly senior positions at Abbott Laboratories over a 20-year period, including as global general manager and vice president of molecular diagnostics for Vysis, an Abbott subsidiary.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.