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A New Integrity Chief

David Wright is to be the new head of the Office of Research Integrity at the US Department of Health and Human Services come January, reports ScienceInsider. The office supervises research integrity activities for most of the Public Health Service, including the National Institutes of Health. Wright is a science historian at Michigan State University, and ScienceInsider notes that he was the university's research integrity officer from 1993 to 2004 and has served as a consultant to ORI since 2001. "I have done it [research integrity] at the institutional level and consulted with the feds. I have a great deal of respect for the work [ORI] does," Wright tells ScienceInsider.

He succeeds Don Wright, who has been the office's acting director since 2009 when Chris Pascal retired.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

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.