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Gene Cartwright

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Gene Cartwright, formerly president of GE Healthcare’s molecular diagnostics business, has been named CEO of Omnyx, a newly formed joint venture between GE Healthcare and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The new JV will develop and sell advanced digital imaging systems for pathologists.
 
Cartwright joined GE Healthcare in late 2005 from Abbott Laboratories, where he served as vice-president of strategic programs for its molecular diagnostics business.

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LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.