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Huntington Willard, Rob Brown

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Huntington Willard, currently director and president of the University Hospitals of Cleveland research institute, has been named director of the Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP). Willard will lead five research centers at the IGSP: the Center for Human Genetics; the Center for Human Disease Models; the Center for Genome Technology; the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; and the Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy.

SciTegic has named Rob Brown senior director of cheminformatics marketing. Brown joins the company from Accelrys, where he held the position of senior director of cheminformatics marketing.

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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.