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Terry Salyer

BioNano Genomics has appointed Terry Salyer its chief commercial officer. She will oversee commercialization of the firm's Irys System, a genome-mapping platform. Salyer previously served as VP of worldwide sales at ProteinSimple, and prior to that was VP of worldwide sales for ForteBio. She also has held management roles as Eksigent Technologies and Molecular Devices.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.