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People in the News: Carolyn Beaver, Yu-Hui Rogers


Sequenom has appointed Carolyn Beaver to vice president and chief accounting officer. Previously, she held various positions at Beckman Coulter, including most recently as corporate vice president and controller. She also currently serves as a director of Commerce National Bank. She holds a BS in accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

The Jackson Laboratory has hired Yu-Hui Rogers to be site administrator for its planned JAX Genomic Medicine facility in Farmington, Conn., where she will oversee all aspects of operations.

Rogers is a genomics researcher and scientific administrator who most recently was VP of core technology development and services at the J. Craig Venter Institute. At the new Jackson lab, Rogers will manage finance, human resources, information technology, facilities, and scientific services.

She will start work at a leased space on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in July. Construction on the genomics research center is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2013.

The Scan

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.

Lupus Heterogeneity Highlighted With Single-Cell Transcriptomes

Using single-cell RNA sequencing, researchers in Nature Communications tracked down immune and non-immune cell differences between discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Rare Disease Clues Gleaned From Mobile Element Insertions in Exome Sequences

With an approach called MELT, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics uncovered mobile element insertions in exomes from 3,232 individuals with or without developmental or neurological abnormalities.

Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Researchers in BMC Genomics found 10 differentially expressed proteins or metabolites that marked atrial fibrillation with heart failure cases.