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People in the News: Luis Gutierrez, Glenn Hoke, Valerie Palmieri

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Theranostics Health has appointed Luis Gutierrez president and CEO. Former CEO Glenn Hoke will remain with the company as executive vice president and COO.

Gutierrez was previously executive vice president and COO of Aptiv Solutions. Before that he was president of Covance's commercialization services division. He has also held management roles at Merck and MedAssurant.


Vermillion has appointed Valerie Palmieri to the newly created position of COO.

Previously, Palmieri was president of Momentum Consulting, through which she has served as a strategic advisor to Vermillion for the past six months, helping the company launch Aspira Labs, its CLIA certified facility. Prior to that she was CEO of two healthcare start-ups, as well as national vice president of anatomic pathology operations at LabCorp/Dianon.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.