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Ruth Brinkley

Ruth Brinkley has been named to the board of Diatherix Laboratories, a high-complexity CLIA-certified clinical laboratory that operates out of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

Brinkley currently serves as president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health and as a senior vice president of operations for Catholic Health Initiatives.

The Scan

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.