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Arcensus: Arndt Rolfs, Michael Schlenk

Arndt Rolfs has been appointed as CEO of German direct-to-consumer diagnostic genomic testing company Arcensus. He is succeeding Michael Schlenk, who will remain on the company's supervisory board. Rolfs, who founded Arcensus in December 2020, is the former CEO of Centogene, a post he left abruptly in October 2020. He is also a professor of neuro-regeneration at the University of Rostock in Germany.

The Scan

Sick Newborns Selected for WGS With Automated Pipeline

Researchers successfully prioritized infants with potential Mendelian conditions for whole-genome sequencing or rapid whole-genome sequencing, as they report in Genome Medicine.

Acne-Linked Loci Found Through GWAS Meta-Analysis

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics find new and known acne vulgaris risk loci with a genome-wide association study and meta-analysis, highlighting hair follicle- and metabolic disease-related genes.

Retina Cell Loss Reversed by Prime Editing in Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa

A team from China turns to prime editing to correct a retinitis pigmentosa-causing mutation in the PDE6b gene in a mouse model of the progressive photoreceptor loss condition in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

CRISPR Screens Reveal Heart Attack-Linked Gene

Researchers in PLOS Genetics have used CRISPR screens to home in on variants associated with coronary artery disease that affect vascular endothelial function.