Strand Genomics of Bangalore, India, has appointed Charles Cantor, CSO at Sequenom, to its scientific advisory board. Cantor is a consultant to more than 16 biotech firms, has published more than 325 peer-reviewed articles, been granted 26 US patents, and recently completed a textbook on genomics called, “The Science and Technology of the Human Genome Project.”

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.