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Jan Smilek has been named chief financial officer at Akonni Biosystems.

He most recently was CFO and treasurer of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals. He was also senior director of finance for Vanda Pharmaceuticals and served as a senior manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Smilek holds a BS in economics from the School of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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