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Maravai LifeSciences: Peter Leddy

Peter Leddy has become executive VP and chief administrative officer of Maravai LifeSciences, a newly created role at the firm. Previously, he was chief human resources officer at Berkeley Lights, chief people officer at Dosist, executive VP of global human resources and corporate integrity at Nuvasive, and chief human resources officer at Life Technologies and Invitrogen. Leddy holds a BA in psychology from Creighton University and MS and PhD degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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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.