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Daniel Keesman, Susie Stephens, Swami Swaminathan


Daniel Keesman has been promoted from executive vice president of global business to chief business officer of Heidelberg, Germany-based Lion Bioscience. Keesman will also join Lion’s executive management board.


Susie Stephens, formerly discovery informatics market segment manager for Sun Microsystems, has joined Oracle as senior product manager in the UK for the company’s life sciences group.


Bangalore, India-based Strand Genomics has added Swami Swaminathan, senior director of structural chemistry at Gilead and a primary author of the CHARMM molecular simulation program, to its scientific advisory board.

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UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.