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Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Mary Jane Cunningham, Jim Sullivan and Norman Pace


Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro has joined the scientific advisory committee of AnVil Informatics, based in Lowell, Mass. Piatesky-Shapiro co-founded the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal and is currently the editor of KDnuggets News. He served as vice president and chief scientist at Xchange, a customer relationship management company.


Molecular Mining of Raleigh, NC, has appointed Mary Jane Cunningham as director of discoveries and Jim Sullivan as director of North American sales. Cunningham was previously director of pharmacogenomics at Genometrix. Sullivan joins MMC from Lion Bioscience where he headed up sales and business development in the Northeastern US.


Norman Pace, a biology professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has won a 2001 MacArthur Fellowship. Among other achievements, Pace developed techniques to analyze the phylogenetic relationship between microorganisms based on their rRNA genes.

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Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

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.