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Paired Ends: Lee Hood, Andras Pellionisz


Lee Hood has joined the scientific advisory board of PrimeraDx, a Mansfield, Mass.-based company that develops molecular diagnostics based on PCR and capillary electrophoresis. He is the president of the Institute for Systems Biology.

Andras Pellionisz has joined the advisory board of Elogic Technologies, an information management and IT infrastructure services company that is based in Bangalore, India. He is the founder and president of HolGenTech and, according to Elogic, a "leader in the field of genome informatics." Pellionisz holds PhD degrees in computer engineering, biology, and physics.

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.