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Agendia: Suja Chandrasekaran, Scott Mendel

Agendia has appointed Suja Chandrasekaran and Scott Mendel to its board. Chandrasekaran is currently SVP, chief digital and information officer at CommonSpirit Health. She previously was global chief technology officer at Walmart and Kimberly-Clark. Mendel was most recently CEO of GenMark Diagnostics prior to it being acquired by Roche. He previously was COO and CFO at GenMark and before that he held senior leadership roles at The Active Network and GE Healthcare.

The Scan

Tara Pacific Expedition Project Team Finds High Diversity Within Coral Reef Microbiome

In papers appearing in Nature Communications and elsewhere, the team reports on findings from the two-year excursion examining coral reefs.

Study Examines Relationship Between Cellular Metabolism, DNA Damage Repair

A new study in Molecular Systems Biology finds that an antioxidant enzyme shifts from mitochondria to the nucleus as part of the DNA damage response.

Stem Cell Systems Target Metastatic Melanoma in Mouse Model

Researchers in Science Translational Medicine describe a pair of stem cell systems aimed at boosting immune responses against metastatic melanoma in the brain.

Open Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas Team Introduces Genomic Data Collection, Analytical Tools

A study in Cell Genomics outlines open-source methods being used to analyze and translate whole-genome, exome, and RNA sequence data from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas.