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A New Advisor?

The European Union has named its first chief scientific advisor, reports Nature, though ScienceInsider says it was unable to confirm the appointment. Nature says Anne Glover, a microbiologist and the chief scientific advisor for Scotland, will be taking the position. "If it's true, then that's a fantastic appointment," Ian Diamond from the University of Aberdeen, where Glover works, tells ScienceInsider.

Nature notes that the role of the CSA is unclear, including how much influence the CSA will have on policy, and even who the advisor will report to.

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.