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Tesis Labs: Jonathan Stein

Jonathan Stein has been named as the first CSO and medical director of Tesis Labs, a genetic testing company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, he was CSO at Spectracell Laboratories after serving as the company's lab director. Before that, he was medical director and clinical consultant at Apex Molecular Laboratories, associated DNA lab director at Identigene, and a research investigator at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Stein holds a PhD in molecular and cancer genetics and a master's degree in population and biomedical sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center as well as a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The Scan

Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis

A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.

Australian Survey Points to Public Support for Genetic Risk Disclosure in Relatives of At-Risk Individuals

A survey in the European Journal of Human Genetics suggests most adult Australians are in favor of finding out if a relative tests positive for a medically actionable genetic variant.

Study Links Evolution of Stony Coral Skeleton to Bicarbonate Transporter Gene

A PNAS paper focuses on a skeleton-related bicarbonate transporter gene introduced to stony coral ancestors by tandem duplication.

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.