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Movers & Shakers: Nov 19, 2010


Jonathan Knowles, vice chairman and chief scientific officer at Caris Life Sciences, has received the 2010 Scrip Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually to recognize achievements in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and allied industries.

Knowles joined Caris's board in September 2009. Before that he was president of group research at Roche. He is also a professor of translational medicine at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.

The Scan

UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method

Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers.

DNA Biobank Developed for French Kidney Donors, Recipients

The KiT-GENIE biobank described in the European Journal of Human Genetics contains DNA samples, genotyping profiles, immune patterns, and clinical features for thousands of kidney donors or transplant recipients in Nantes, France.

Cardiometabolic Disease May Have Distinct Associations With Microbial Metabolites in Blood, Gut

By analyzing gut microbes in combination with related metabolites in feces and blood, researchers in Nature Communications found distinct cardiometabolic disease relationships at each site.

Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.