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Binx Health: Jeff Crowley

Binx Health announced it has appointed Jack Crowley as its CFO. Crowley was most recently CFO at ophthalmic research firm Ora and previously served as CFO at Personal Genome Diagnostics and Lantheus Medical Imaging. He has also held management-level finance positions with neuroscience biotech company Biogen, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Scan

Foxtail Millet Pangenome, Graph-Based Reference Genome

Researchers in Nature Genetics described their generation of a foxtail millet pangenome, which they say can help in crop trait improvement.

Protein Length Distribution Consistent Across Species

An analysis in Genome Biology compares the lengths of proteins across more than 2,300 species, finding similar length distributions.

Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Insulin Resistance in New Study

A team reports in Nature Genetics that it used glucose challenge test data to home in on candidate genes involved in GLUT4 expression or trafficking.

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.