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Stephanie Reisinger, David Lipman, Janet Thornton


ProSanos has recruited Stephanie Reisinger, formerly CIO of GeneFormatics, to head its new Harrisburg, Penn.-based product development office as VP of development. The office is located in an incubator operated by the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania, which awarded the company a grant of undisclosed amount last week. The grant will support a collaboration between ProSanos and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to study mechanisms involved in neurological disease.


David Lipman, director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and Janet Thornton, director of the European Bioinformatics Institute, were among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences last week.

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Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.