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Simeon George

Simeon George has notified HTG Molecular that he intends to resign from its board, the firm said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He will resign upon the appointment or election of his successor. HTG Molecular did not provide a reason for his resignation. George, a partner in venture capital firm SR One, has served on HTG Molecular's board since June 2011.

The Scan

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.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.