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Argeris Karabelas, William Haseltime, Laura D Andrea Tyson

Argeris Karabelas will become the new chairman of the board of directors of Human Genome Sciences next month, replacing William Haseltime after his retirement, the company said on Monday. Karabelas is a partner of investment firm Care Capital and has been a director of Human Genome Sciences since 2002. He holds a PhD in pharmacokinetics from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. In addition, Human Genome Sciences has promoted Craig Rosen to president and chief operating officer, from president for research and development. Laura D’Andrea Tyson will retire from the company’s board of directors.

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Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.

EHR Quality Improvement Study Detects Demographic-Related Deficiencies in Cancer Family History Data

In a retrospective analysis in JAMA Network Open, researchers find that sex, ethnicity, language, and other features coincide with the quality of cancer family history information in a patient's record.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Gut Microbiome Community Structure Gradient in Meta-Analysis

Bringing together data from prior studies, researchers in Genome Biology track down microbial taxa and a population structure gradient with ties to ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.