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Jennifer Camacho, Bill Newman, Carla Rathburn, Raymond Cheung, Carol Pratt, Peter Rachor, Andrew Salazar, Janeen Vilven-Doggett

Law firm Proskauer Rose said this week that Jennifer Camacho has joined the firm as a partner in Boston.
Camacho is a biotechnology and intellectual property lawyer and will serve in the firm’s patent law and life sciences practice groups. She joined Proskauer Rose from Codon Devices, where she was chief patent counsel and vice president of IP. Prior to joining Codon, Camacho was an associate in Proskauer’s patent practice group. She received her JD from Boston College Law School and a BS in cell and structural biology from the University of Illinois.

The Oregon Biosciences Association last week named new board officers for 2008.
Bill Newman returns as chairman of the OBA board of directors. Newman is managing director with Northwest Technology Ventures.
Other OBA board officers for 2008 are Carla Rathburn, secretary, consultant; Raymond Cheung, treasurer, Geffen Mesher & Co.; and Carol Pratt, legal counsel.
The OBA also announced its new 26-member board of directors for 2008.

The New Mexico Biotechnology and Biomedical Association last week announced its executive officers for 2008.
The officers are Peter Rachor, president, from Desert Oasis LLC; Shannon Sheehan, vice president, director of the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Corp.; Andrew Salazar, director, from Technology Ventures Corp.; and Janeen Vilven-Doggett, attorney, Peacock Myers.
NMBio also named its new 16-member board of directors for 2008.

The Scan

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.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.