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ACMG: Maximilian Muenke

Maximilian Muenke has been named CEO of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, succeeding Michael Watson. He will take up his new position on Oct. 7. Since 2000, Muenke has served as senior investigator, head of the human development section, and chief of the medical genetics branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MD degree from the Free University of Berlin School of Medicine in Germany.

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.