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Predicine: Clint Webb

Predicine has appointed Clint Webb as its new general counsel. Webb, who has specialized in advising high-growth diagnostic, biotech and device companies, previously served as head of legal at Visby Medical. He becan his legal career at Morrison & Foerster and has led legal and operations teams at public and private life science companies. According to Predicine, Webb is expected to be a key player in supporting the company's efforts to expand its liquid biopsy research platform and infectious disease capabilities.

The Scan

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.

Study Finds Variants Linked to Diverticular Disease, Presents Polygenic Score

A new study in Cell Genomics reports on more than 150 genetic variants associated with risk of diverticular disease.

Mild, Severe Psoriasis Marked by Different Molecular Features, Spatial Transcriptomic Analysis Finds

A spatial transcriptomics paper in Science Immunology finds differences in cell and signaling pathway activity between mild and severe psoriasis.

ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.