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People in the News: Aug 3, 2011


Darrell Dinwiddie and Neil Miller have joined the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Miss. They both join the hospital from the National Center for Genome Resources and report to the center's director, Stephen Kingsmore.

Dinwiddie will serve as the center's director of lab operations. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the NCGR, and before that, a postdoctoral fellow at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute.

Miller will be informatics director at the hospital's Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine. His most recent post at the NCGR was deputy director for software engineering.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.