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Mario Caccamo has joined the Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich, UK, as head of bioinformatics. Until recently, he worked at the European Bioinformatics Institute where he helped design and implement the European Genome-Phenome Archive.


Biomatrica has appointed Marylinn Munson as vice president of business development and Omoshile Clement as marketing manager.

Munson most recently was director of global sales operations at Illumina. Previously, she worked at Agilent Technologies, Nanogen, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, and Molecular Dynamics. She holds a BA in chemistry from the University of Oregon.

Clement also joins Biomatrica from Illumina, where he was a senior product manager for informatics, systems, and software. Previously, he held management positions at Bio-Rad's informatics division and at Accelrys. Clement holds PhD and MS degrees in chemistry from Queen's University in Canada and a BS in chemistry from University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

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.