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Outside of Academia

GenomeWeb Careers is kicking off a new series of profiles of people with PhDs in the life sciences or related fields who work outside of academia, in order to provide a fresh perspective on career options. Stay tuned for those profiles — of professionals in science policy, venture capitalists, and program directors, among others — and be sure to bookmark this post as it will be updated with links to each as they are published.

Kavita Berger, Science Policy

Hector Barajas-Martinez, Research

Douglas Fambrough, Venture Capital, Management

Lisa Gorski, Research

Jeff Buzby, Research, Consulting

Brigham Hyde, Analysis, Management

Jim Weber, Management

April Effort, Technology Development

Helge Gunther, Scientific Translation

Jan Kieleczawa, Management

The Scan

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.

Fragile X Syndrome Mutations Found With Comprehensive Testing Method

Researchers in Clinical Chemistry found fragile X syndrome expansions and other FMR1 mutations with ties to the intellectual disability condition using a long-range PCR and long-read sequencing approach.

Team Presents Strategy for Speedy Species Detection in Metagenomic Sequence Data

A computational approach presented in PLOS Computational Biology produced fewer false-positive species identifications in simulated and authentic metagenomic sequences.

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.