Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Janelle Hoskins, Victor McKusick, Christopher Corless, Pasi Janne, Robert Naviaux, Bruce Cohen, Keshav Singh

The University of North Carolina named last week Janelle Hoskins as the director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics's new molecular genomics facility.
Hoskins received her PhD in pharmacology from the University of Sydney and completed postdoctoral training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and at UNC-Chapel Hill.
“Hoskins is an expert in the pharmacogenetics of metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters with more than twenty scientific papers published in international peer-reviewed journals to her credit,” UNC said in a statement

Johns Hopkins University professor Victor McKusick was awarded the Japan Prize in Medical Genetics and Genomics, and will collect the $465,000 purse that goes along with the honor.
McKusick published the first edition of the Mendelian Inheritance in Man, a compendium of inherited disorders, in 1966. He will receive his award in Tokyo on April 23.

Transgenomic has formed its scientific advisory board. The SAB’s initial members include Christopher Corless from Oregon Health & Science University; Pasi Janne of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Robert Naviaux of the University of California San Diego; Bruce Cohen of the Cleveland Clinic; and Keshav Singh of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Filed under

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.