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InsideTracker: Ali Torkamani

InsideTracker, maker of a personalized health and nutrition technology platform, has added Ali Torkamani to its scientific advisory board. He is director of genome informatics at the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at Scripps Research Translational Institute. Torkamani will advise InsideTracker on the development of advanced genetics scores and the inclusion of Mendelian randomization techniques in analyzing biometric data. 

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