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Natera: Solomon Moshkevich, Alexey Aleshin, John Fesko

Natera promoted Solomon Moshkevich to president of clinical diagnostics. He will lead Natera’s general management team across oncology, women’s health, and organ health. Moshkevich will also be responsible for customer service, clinical trial operations, program management, and regulatory and quality affairs. Alexey Aleshin succeed Moshkevich in the role of GM of oncology and early cancer detection, while continuing as Natera's chief medical officer. John Fesko was promoted to president and chief business officer, overseeing reimbursement strategy and market access, patient operations and experience, marketing and communications, government affairs, business and market development, pharmaceutical services, and international commercial operations and strategy.

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.