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Genomic Prediction: Kelly Ketterson

Genomic Prediction, a provider of human embryo genetic testing, has promoted Kelly Ketterson to the position of CEO. Ketterson has served as COO of the company since January. Prior to Genomic Prediction, Ketterson was VP of operations and VP of medical affairs at CooperSurgical, where she launched the CooperSurgical US Center of Excellence. Ketterson also previously serves as chief operating officer at Reprogenetics and executive director of Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories.

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.