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People in the News: Robert Green, Shashikant Kulkarni, Rong Chen, Mark Gerstein, and more


Bina Technologies has added four new members to its advisory board. They are Robert Green, an associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and associate director for research at the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine; Shashikant Kulkarni, the director of cytogenomics and molecular pathology, and an associate professor of pathology and immunology, pediatrics, and genetics at Washington University School of Medicine; Rong Chen, the director of clinical genome informatics at the Icahn Institute of Genetics and Multiscale Biology; and Mark Gerstein, a Yale University professor of biomedical informatics, molecular biophysics & biochemistry, and computer Science.

Bina has also added two new members to its executive team. Janet Lankard has been hired as vice president of sales, and Gianfranco de Feo is now the company's vice president of marketing.

The Scan

Billion-Dollar Diversity Initiative

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its new $1.5 billion initiative to boost the diversity of the scientific workforce.

Biotech Co-Founder Arrested

A co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company has been arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme, according to Endpoint News.

Return of the Tasmanian Tiger

The Washington Post reports that a team in Australia is working to bring the thylacine back from extinction.

Nature Papers on Genome of Individual From Pompeii, CircRNA Study Best Practices, More

In Nature this week: first sequenced genome of a person from Pompeii, best practice guidelines for circRNA studies, and more.