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Jeffrey Saffer, Paul Kelly, Debra Goldfarb, Vernon Turner


Visualization software developer OmniViz has appointed company founder Jeffrey Saffer as president. Saffer, who will continue his role as CTO, replaces former CEO and president Paul Kelly.

HPCWire, an online news service, has reported that IDC life science information technology
and high-performance computing analyst Debra Goldfarb has left to take a “strategic planning”
position at IBM “at a senior level.” Vernon Turner, group vice president of global enterprise server solutions at IDC, will take over Goldfarb’s duties.


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The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.