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Jim Greaves, Robert Wayman, Leroy Hood

ITI Life Sciences has appointed Jim Greaves to the post of director of marketing and communications, ITI said this week.
 
Greaves arrives at ITI from CXR Biosciences, where he served as director of business development.
 
Greaves formerly was director of European marketing for Invitrogen.
 

 
Robert Wayman, former executive vice president and CFO of Hewlett-Packard, has been elected to the board of directors of Affymetrix.
 

 
Leroy Hood has joined the board of directors at NimbleGen Systems, the company said this week. Hood also will take over the chair on the company’s scientific advisory board.
 
Hood is co-founder and president of the Institute for Systems Biology.

The Scan

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.

Family Genetic Risk Score Linked to Diagnostic Trajectory in Psychiatric Disorders

Researchers in JAMA Psychiatry find ties between high or low family genetic risk scores and diagnostic stability or change in four major psychiatric disorders over time.

Study Questions Existence of Fetal Microbiome

A study appearing in Nature this week suggests that the reported fetal microbiome might be the result of sample contamination.

Fruit Fly Study Explores Gut Microbiome Effects on Circadian Rhythm

With gut microbiome and gene expression experiments, researchers in PNAS see signs that the microbiome contributes to circadian rhythm synchronicity and stability in fruit flies.