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Kreatech Diagnostics last week named Rolf Hansen as director of marketing and sales.

Hansen holds a PhD in natural science from the Max Planck Institute and has worked for Qiagen, Beckman Coulter, Miltenyi Biotech, and Transgenomic.


The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center appointed Lawrence Corey as president and director, succeeding Lee Hartwell effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Corey is currently senior vice president and co-director of the center's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute as well as head of the virology division in the department of laboratory medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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.