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Seegene: Glen Hansen

Seegene has appointed Glen Hansen as head of scientific and medical affairs of Seegene Technologies, the firm's US subsidiary. Hansen will provide clinical input to new product development and provide product and disease knowledge to targeted medical and scientific thought leaders. Hansen previously served as medical director of the microbiology and molecular diagnostics laboratory at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

The Scan

Foxtail Millet Pangenome, Graph-Based Reference Genome

Researchers in Nature Genetics described their generation of a foxtail millet pangenome, which they say can help in crop trait improvement.

Protein Length Distribution Consistent Across Species

An analysis in Genome Biology compares the lengths of proteins across more than 2,300 species, finding similar length distributions.

Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Insulin Resistance in New Study

A team reports in Nature Genetics that it used glucose challenge test data to home in on candidate genes involved in GLUT4 expression or trafficking.

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.