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Stephen Kingsmore is now the director of the center for genomics and bioinformatics at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He joins the hospital from the National Center for Genome Resources, where he was chief scientific officer.

From February 2004 to May 2010, Kingsmore was NCGR's CEO, and until February 2009 was also its president. Previously, he held positions as the chief operating officer at Molecular Staging, vice president of research at CuraGen, and assistant professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He completed internship and residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in rheumatology, at Duke University Medical Center. He holds a bachelor's, medical, and doctorate degrees from Queen's University Belfast in Ireland.

Bud Mishra, professor of computer science and mathematics at New York University, has been selected as a 2010 fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mishra has developed genomics and transcriptomics technologies and algorithms, including developing optical mapping and sequencing methods.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.