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Quantum-Si: Patrick Schneider, Michael McKenna

Quantum-Si has named Patrick Schneider as president and chief operating officer, succeeding Michael McKenna who will remain as executive vice president, product development and operations.

Schneider was previously senior vice president of strategy, business development and innovation, and chair of the life science innovation board at Millipore Sigma. Before that he was vice president of R&D, business development and scientific affairs at Serologicals. He also cofounded Genome Biosciences and Integrated Cell Technologies.

The Scan

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.