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Valentin Matillon

Sophia Genetics has hired Valentin Matillon as chief financial officer. Matillon, with more than 20 years of experience in senior financial management in the tech industry, takes over from Marylin Mermod Schule, who no longer will have the dual roles of CFO and chief operations officer. Matillion joins Sophia from the Hobart Group, where he had been senior director of finance. He previously worked at SITA, Electronic Arts, and Hewlett-Packard Europe, according to Switzerland-based Sophia Genetics.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.