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Uta Francke, Val Sheffield, Kevin Campbell, Howard Worman, Benjamin Tycko

MNG Laboratories has added five members to its scientific advisory board. The new members are Uta Francke, professor emerita in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine; Val Sheffield, professor of pediatrics and ophthalmology and director of the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Kevin Campbell, professor of neurology and internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Howard Worman, professor of medicine and pathology and cell biology at Columbia University; and Benjamin Tycko, senior scientist in the Department of Biomedical Research at Hackensack University Medical Center.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.