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Armin Winands and Jan Hellemans

Belgian genomics service provider Biogazelle has appointed Armin Winands as its new CEO. Winands most recently served as director of business development at ArcherDX. Over the past 23 years, he has also held senior sales positions at NuGEN Technologies, Ingenuity Systems, Ion Torrent Systems, Illumina, Affymetrix, and Molecular Dynamics. Winands replaces Jan Hellemans, who served as CEO of Biogazelle for the past 10 years and will now take on the role of chief technology officer.

The Scan

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

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.