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  Incyte GenomicsRandy Scott is giving up his post as president to become chairman of the company. He will also lead a new e-health company that will use Incyte’s technology and databases to provide genomic information to help individuals understand disease and participate in the search for cures.

  Kenneth Jacobsen, who as manager of supercomputer applications in 1993 helped SGI of Mountain View, Calif., make its first push into bioinformatics, has been promoted to vice president of independent software vendor programs at the company. Reporting to executive vice president Kenneth Coleman, Jacobsen will handle all ISV partner programs, technical support, and horizontal applications marketing.

  Genomics Collaborative of Cambridge, Mass., has hired Brent Richter as director of bioinformatics, responsible for linking genotypic, expression, and proteomic data with the company’s database of medical information, DNA, and tissue samples.

Richter most recently served as director of pathoinformatics in the department of molecular biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. There he designed and developed a pathogen-host interactions database and coordinated this project with Aventis Research and Technologies.

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International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.