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Tom Copa

Asuragen has hired Tom Copa as its SVP, commercial operations. Copa will lead the global sales, marketing, and customer solutions teams for the firm's diagnostics products business. Prior to Asuragen, Copa served as VP of licensed technologies at Luminex, as well as spending over 16 years as a senior executive in several roles at the firm. 

The Scan

Nature Papers Examine Genomes of Centenarians, Transcription-Coupled DNA Repair

In Nature this week: analysis of centenarian genomes uncovers longevity-linked variants, and more.

Removal Inquiry

The Wall Street Journal reports that US lawmakers are seeking additional information about the request to remove SARS-CoV-2 sequence data from a database run by the National Institutes of Health.

Likely to End in Spring

Free lateral flow testing for SARS-CoV-2 may end in the UK by next spring, the head of Innova Medical Group says, according to the Financial Times.

Searching for More Codes

NPR reports that the US Department of Justice has accused an insurance and a data mining company of fraud.