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Troy Cox

Troy Cox has joined Sophia Genetics' board of directors. Cox previously was CEO of Foundation Medicine, which was acquired by Roche last year. Prior to that he was senior vice president and an officer at Genentech. He has also held executive and senior positions with UCB BioPharmaceuticals, Sanofi-Aventis, and Schering-Plough.

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.