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George Weinstock

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George Weinstock in January joined Washington University in St. Louis as a professor of genetics, where he will also serve as associate director of the university’s Genome Sequencing Center.  
 
Weinstock comes to Wash U from Baylor College of Medicine, where he was a professor in the departments of molecular and human genetics and molecular virology and microbiology, and co-director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in biophysics from the University of Michigan.

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The Scan

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.

Rett Syndrome Mouse Model Study Points to RNA Editing Possibilities

Investigators targeted MECP2 in mutant mouse models of Rett syndrome, showing in PNAS that they could restore its expression and dial down symptoms.

Investigators Find Shared, Distinct Genetic Contributors to Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

An association study in JAMA Network Open uncovers risk variants within and beyond the human leukocyte antigen locus.

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.