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Agendia: Farida Peters-Abbadi

Agendia has appointed Farida Peters-Abbadi its VP of marketing, effective April 4. She was most recently president and chief commercial officer of early-stage liquid biopsy diagnostic company Mirvie. Before that, she was VP of sales and marketing at early-stage medical device company Renovia. Peters-Abbadi was also at PerkinElmer as director of marketing.

The Scan

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.

Topical Compound to Block EGFR Inhibitors May Ease Skin Toxicities, Study Finds

A topical treatment described in Science Translational Medicine may limit skin toxicities seen with EGFR inhibitor therapy.

Dozen Genetic Loci Linked to Preeclampsia Risk in New GWAS

An analysis of genome-wide association study data in JAMA Cardiology finds genetic loci linked to preeclampsia that have ties to blood pressure.

Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis

A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.