NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic today named former Stryker executive Stephen MacMillan as its president and CEO, replacing Jack Cumming less than five months after Cumming returned for a second stint as head of the company.

MacMillan also was named to Hologic's board. Separately, the company also named Jonathan Christodoro and Samuel Merksamer, both of whom are managing directors at Icahn Capital, to its board.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.