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Stephen Kingsmore

Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute at Rady Children's Hospital named Stephen Kingsmore the institute's president and CEO. Kingsmore, who developed the 50-hour genome — a process by which physicians can decode and interpret a newborn baby's genome in two days — joins Rady from Children's Mercy Kansas City, where he was the founding director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine. He begins his new position at Rady's on Sept. 28.

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.