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Centogene: René Just, Miguel Coego Rios

René Just has resigned as CFO of Centogene, effective March 31. The company has appointed Miguel Coego Riese as executive VP of finance and legal and as interim CFO, who will join the firm Feb. 8 to work with Just on the transition. Centogene has also started to search for a permanent CFO. Coego Rios comes to Centogene from Orphazyme, where he was VP and general manager of South Europe. Before that, he was VP and CFO EMEA at Mundipharma, and earlier in his career, he held senior management roles at Shire Pharmaceuticals.

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.