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Benjamin Solomon

Opko Health has appointed Benjamin Solomon as managing director of GeneDx, part of Opko's BioReference Laboratories subsidiary. Solomon comes to Opko from Inova Translational Medicine Institute, where he most recently served as chief of the division of medical genomics. He attended medical school at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatric medicine and clinical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute and at Children's National Medical Center. Solomon is a board-certified pediatrician in clinical genetics and pediatrics.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.