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Sue Paish

Contextual Genomics has appointed Sue Paish as the chair of its board of directors. She will be replacing Chris Wagner, who is stepping down but will remain a director. Paish is currently CEO of the Digital Technology Super Cluster, chair of the board of directors of the Business Council of British Columbia, and a director of CORIX Group. Paish joined Contextual Genomics in 2018 and previously served as president and CEO of LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services. Prior to LifeLabs, Paish served as CEO of Pharmasave and managing partner of Fasken. 

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.