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Clue Genetics: Peter Repetti

Peter Repetti has been appointed as VP of research at Clue Genetics, where he will oversee the company's platform of intellectual property around fungal genomes and will lead its research initiatives in metabologenomics. He will take his new post on July 1 and will be based at Clue's facility near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Repetti previously held R&D leadership positions at Mendel Biotechnology, Koch Biological Solutions, and BASF.

The Scan

Machine Learning Helps ID Molecular Mechanisms of Pancreatic Islet Beta Cell Subtypes in Type 2 Diabetes

The approach helps overcome limitations of previous studies that had investigated the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet beta cells, the authors write in their Nature Genetics paper.

Culture-Based Methods, Shotgun Sequencing Reveal Transmission of Bifidobacterium Strains From Mothers to Infants

In a Nature Communications study, culture-based approaches along with shotgun sequencing give a better picture of the microbial strains transmitted from mothers to infants.

Microbial Communities Can Help Trees Adapt to Changing Climates

Tree seedlings that were inoculated with microbes from dry, warm, or cold sites could better survive drought, heat, and cold stress, according to a study in Science.

A Combination of Genetics and Environment Causes Cleft Lip

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigate what combination of genetic and environmental factors come into play to cause cleft lip/palate.