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Trace Genomics: Steve Dietze

Steve Dietze has joined soil microbiome company Trace Genomics as VP of strategic operations. In the past, he worked at Eli Lilly's agricultural division Elanco and held senior management roles at Farmland Industries and Agriliance. He also served as president and CEO of Wilfarm, a joint venture between Wilbur-Ellis and Farmland Industries, and held senior leadership roles in the agribusiness division of Wilbur-Ellis. Dietze holds BS degrees in agronomy and ag economics from the University of Nebraska and an executive fellow MBA from Rockhurst University.

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.