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Biotia: Barry Zeman, Don Goldmann, Steven Salzberg

Biotia has added Barry Zeman, Don Goldmann, and Steven Salzberg to its scientific and clinical advisory board. Zeman is chief strategy officer and vice chairman of inpatient psychiatric hospital organization Assurance Health System, as well as chief stategy officer of telehealth company MedSign. Goldmann is an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and CSO emeritus for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a Boston-based patient safety organization. Salzberg is director of the Center for Computational Biology in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

The Scan

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

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