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CareDx: Art Torres

CareDx has appointed patient advocate, political leader, and former state senator Art Torres to its board of directors.

Torres began his career by working alongside Cesar Chavez for the rights of farm workers in California. He later served for 20 years in the California legislature, chairing the State Assembly’s Health Committee, and then was elected as chair of the State Democratic Party. He is also a colon cancer survivor.

Currently, Torres serves as vice chair of the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as well as a member of the University of California Board of Regents and the Covered California board overseeing the Affordable Care Act. He is also the vice chair on the board of One Legacy, an organ transplant foundation based in Southern California.

The Scan

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.

Australian Survey Points to Public Support for Genetic Risk Disclosure in Relatives of At-Risk Individuals

A survey in the European Journal of Human Genetics suggests most adult Australians are in favor of finding out if a relative tests positive for a medically actionable genetic variant.

Study Links Evolution of Stony Coral Skeleton to Bicarbonate Transporter Gene

A PNAS paper focuses on a skeleton-related bicarbonate transporter gene introduced to stony coral ancestors by tandem duplication.

Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.