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Benjamin Bielak

iSpecimen has announced that it has appointed Benjamin Bielak as chief information officer. Bielak will lead development of the firm's iSpecimen Marketplace, an online platform that connects biomedical rsearchers with specimens needed for developing new diagnostics, treatments, and cures. Prior to iSpecimen, Bielak served as chief information officer at GNS Healthcare. Before GNS, Bielak served as chief information officer at Dovetail Health. 

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.