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Dante Labs: Paul Jones, Simon Partridge, Christian Bourne

Dante Labs has hired Paul Jones as chief business officer, Simon Partridge as VP and global head of business operations, and Christian Bourne as senior director and global head of lab operations. All came from Illumina and have previous experience with Genomics England. Jones joined Dante Labs after serving as global head of population genomics and Illumina, and also is a former CEO of genomics enterprises at Genomics England. Partridge was global market development lead for population genomics at Illumina and acting CEO of genomics enterprises at Genomics England. Bourne, another Illumina veteran, helped the sequencing company create an ISO 15189-accredited laboratory for Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes Project.

The Scan

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.

Study Finds Variants Linked to Diverticular Disease, Presents Polygenic Score

A new study in Cell Genomics reports on more than 150 genetic variants associated with risk of diverticular disease.

Mild, Severe Psoriasis Marked by Different Molecular Features, Spatial Transcriptomic Analysis Finds

A spatial transcriptomics paper in Science Immunology finds differences in cell and signaling pathway activity between mild and severe psoriasis.

ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.