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Donald Huffman, Elias Caro

Guava Technologies this week announced the appointment of Donald Huffman as chief financial officer.
Huffman most recently served as CFO and principal of Sanderling Ventures, a biomedical venture capital firm. He has also served as CFO for Genteric, Microcide Pharmaceuticals, Celtrix Pharmaceuticals, and medical device company EndoSonics. He holds a BS from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Elias Caro, executive vice president of international diagnostics and global life sciences commercial operations at Beckman Coulter, retired effective July 31, according to an 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Scan

Study Tracks Off-Target Gene Edits Linked to Epigenetic Features

Using machine learning, researchers characterize in BMC Genomics the potential off-target effects of 19 computed or experimentally determined epigenetic features during CRISPR-Cas9 editing.

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Loci, Candidate Genes Identified in GWAS Meta-Analysis

A GWAS in Nature Genetics of nearly 1.4 million coronary artery disease cases and controls focused in on more than 200 candidate causal genes, including the cell motility-related myosin gene MYO9B.

Multiple Sclerosis Contributors Found in Proteome-Wide Association Study

With a combination of genome-wide association and brain proteome data, researchers in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology tracked down dozens of potential multiple sclerosis risk proteins.

Quality Improvement Study Compares Molecular Tumor Boards, Central Consensus Recommendations

With 50 simulated cancer cases, researchers in JAMA Network Open compared molecular tumor board recommendations with central consensus plans at a dozen centers in Japan.