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Bruce Quinn

Medicare policy expert Bruce Quinn has joined FaegreBD Consulting in Washington, DC, as senior director of its health and biosciences team.

Previously, Quinn was a senior health policy advisor at the law firm Foley Hoag and medical director for the Medicare Administrative Contractor in California. Before that, Quinn worked with the pharma, biotech, and genomics industries as a physician executive at Accenture. He is also a board-certified pathologist and conducted research at Northwestern University's Alzheimer's Research Center. He has held academic positions at the University of California, Los Angeles and New York University, and written more than 30 publications. 

The Scan

Foxtail Millet Pangenome, Graph-Based Reference Genome

Researchers in Nature Genetics described their generation of a foxtail millet pangenome, which they say can help in crop trait improvement.

Protein Length Distribution Consistent Across Species

An analysis in Genome Biology compares the lengths of proteins across more than 2,300 species, finding similar length distributions.

Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Insulin Resistance in New Study

A team reports in Nature Genetics that it used glucose challenge test data to home in on candidate genes involved in GLUT4 expression or trafficking.

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.