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Bill Bonnar has become senior vice president of operations at Illumina, a new position. He will be responsible for overseeing Illumina's global manufacturing and supply chain. Bonnar joins Illumina from KLA-Tencor, a semiconductor equipment provider, where he was most recently vice president of operations for the company’s reticle and photomask inspection as well as its ebeam divisions. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic University.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.