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Singular Genomics: Elaine Mardis

Singular Genomics has added Elaine Mardis to its board of directors. Since 2016, Mardis has served as co-executive director of the Institute of Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and holds the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen endowed chair in genomic medicine. She is also a professor of pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Mardis also serves on the supervisory board, science and technology committee, and compensation and human resources committee at Qiagen. She is currently deputy editor for the peer-reviewed journal Disease Models and Mechanisms, co-editor-in-chief of Cancer Research Communications, and editor-in-chief of Molecular Case Studies. Previously, Mardis was a member of the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine for 22 years. She holds a PhD in chemistry and biochemistry, and a BS in zoology from the University of Oklahoma.

The Scan

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.

Study Presents New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Overcome Telomere Shortening

Researchers report in Nucleic Acids Research that ATRX-deficient cancer cells have increased activity of the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

Researchers Link Telomere Length With Alzheimer's Disease

Within UK Biobank participants, longer leukocyte telomere length is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, according to a new study in PLOS One.

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.