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Genomic Prediction: Kelly Ketterson

Genomic Prediction has appointed Kelly Ketterson as chief operating officer. Ketterson previously served as vice resident of clinical operations at CooperSurgical, where she helped build the company's US Center of Excellence and embryology training program. She later served as CooperSurgical's medical affairs. Ketterson's other previous roles include those of chief operating officer at Reprogenics, executive director of Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories and Althea Science, and executive director for several educational conferences focused on the continuing education of reproductive field specialists. 

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.