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First Genetic Trust Builds its Board

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 - First Genetic Trust said yesterday that it appointed Ken Thornton to its board of directors.


Thornton recently retired from IBM where, as the general manager for the public sector, he led the company's government, education, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals business operations.


He will assist First Genetic Trust as it ramps up its commercial operations, said the company's CEO Arthur Holden.


Promoted? Changing jobs? GenomeWeb wants to know. E-mail Kathleen McGowan at [email protected] to appear in PEOPLE, a roundup of personnel comings and goings in genomics.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.