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Juno Diagnostics: Clinical Advisory Board

Juno Diagnostics announced the formation of its clinical advisory board, meant to provide the company with clinical guidance to advance Juno's products. The board is composed of Allison Rogers, the director of education at Fertility Centers of Illinois; Christopher Robinson, a founding partner at Charleston Maternal Fetal Medicine and department chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at East Cooper Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; Danielle Jones, digital ambassador for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and medical advisor to several start-ups in health technology spaces; Deborah Bellesheim, a nurse practitioner who has worked with the Obstetrix Medical Group and has experience with high-risk labor and delivery, and with prenatal cfDNA screening quality improvement practices; and Lisa Masterson, an OB/GYN in private practice in Santa Monica, California, and the Emmy-nominated co-host of the daytime medical talk show "The Doctors." 

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.