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OraSure Technologies: Nancy Gagliano, Anne Whitaker

OraSure Technologies has appointed Nancy Gagliano and Anne Whitaker to its board of directors, effective Nov. 8. Gagliano is a former internal medicine physician with retail pharmacy leadership experience, and was one of the leaders of the RADx Tech Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics program for the National Institutes of Health. Whitaker, meanwhile, has held board and executive level positions in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.