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VolitionRx: Terig Hughes, Gaetan Michel, Gael Forterre, Mark Eccleston

VolitionRx has appointed Terig Hughes its CFO. Additionally, Gaetan Michel was appointed the company's chief operating officer, Gael Forterre was appointed its chief commercial officer, and Mark Eccleston was appointed its chief technology officer.

Hughes has more than 25 years of accounting, finance, and business management experience and was previously at AUM Biosciences as its CFO. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at Elsevier. Forterre was previously CEO of communications technology firm Ucroo. Michel has been at Voliton for almost seven years and previously was COO of Belgian Volition, where he is currently its CEO. Eccleson was a founding scientist at Volition.

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.