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Kevin Ulmer joined Complete Genomics last month as a full-time consulting scientist. Previously, he was CSO of Genome Corp., a Rhode Island-based startup that he co-founded. In 2004, he consulted full-time for Helicos BioSciences. Ulmer also founded Seq, a 1987-startup that pursued single-molecule sequencing and was later acquired by Amersham.

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.